Kenya’s veteran gospel artiste, Daddy Owen’s name has persisted on the headlines.
The singer, in a flurry of interviews, divulged his relationship tribulations after his wife jilted him.
I wouldn’t allow Chantal to work at KFC – Eric Omondi
Deviating from rigid masculinity and the fear of emasculation spurred by the public, Daddy Owen has been candid with his experience and even disclosed that his marital strains began three years ago.
Whilst speaking in an interview with Radio Jambo, he explicitly said it drove him to a place of turmoil and only last year did he take the initiative to seek the help of a counsellor, who diagnosed him with depression.
For the better part of yesterday, the hashtag ‘Daddy Owen’ trended on Twitter with KOT giving their two cents on the singer’s situation.
I did my KCSE from the police station – Kabi wa Jesus
One user said, “Some relationships have to fail for your destiny to be fulfilled.”
Another user suggested that the singer is lucky to have not had a child with the wife, and because of that he is freer and would have a better chance moving on.
Others quoted bible verses.
Daddy Owen kept his head up as he celebrated his 40th birthday and disclosed that official divorce requisites are afoot.
He also added that he wishes his soon to be ex-wife all the best.