Maina Kageni is a force to reckon with. The Classic 105 breakfast show presenter is one of the best voices on the radio.
The multitalented presenter, who has been in the industry for 20 years is the last born in a family of three. They were raised by a single mother after his dad passed away when Maina was a toddler.
Maina’s journey series was aired on Churchill Show on Sunday and his story has inspired many. He talked about being raised without a father and his upbringing.
‘Growing up without a father didn’t affect me that much because you don’t miss what you’ve never had. But I had a very strong father figure in SK Macharia and if there’s anything I needed I would go to him so he basically is my father, he raised me. His children are like my brothers and I’m thankful to him,’ he told the godfather of comedy Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill.
I didn’t have trouble with childhood. I was provided for with everything. There’s nothing I lacked. One thing my mum insisted was me having my own mind. she always encouraged me to express myself and that’s what enabled me to find my place in life.
Maina, who attended Westlands Primary before joining Laiser Hill academy spoke candidly of his mother.
‘My sweetheart, my number one peremende is really proud of me. I love that woman to death. She’s happy for me and I love her kabisa,’ he said.
The media personality lives large but he said he isn’t where he wants to be.
Growing up I never had a dream. All I wanted was to be very wealthy. Still haven’t achieved it but working hard towards it and I really hope it comes to pass. If you’re not solving a problem you’re not going to make any money.