Biography of Wahu & Net Worth 2024

Biography of Wahu & Net Worth 2024.

Rosemary Wahu Kagwi, professionally known by her mononym Wahu, is a Kenyan singer-songwriter, former fashion model, actress, and entrepreneur. She is married to fellow artist David Mathenge aka “Nameless” since 2005 and together they have two girls. She released her first single “Niangalie” which received positive reception all over Africa and the world at large. She is the inaugural recipient of the MTV Africa Music Awards 2008, for the Best Female Artist category. Moreover, she has won the Pearl of Africa Music Awards, Chaguo La Teeniez Awards and Kisima Music Awards. In the acting industry, Wahu had a leading role in the television series Tazama. In 2017 she released a new gospel song “Sifa”.



Early Life & Education

Wahu is a former model and University of Nairobi student, graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Arts in mathematics & Communication. She started her musical career in 2000. Her first three singles were “Niangalie”, “Esha” and “Liar”. Wahu released her first major hit, “Sitishiki” around 2005. Some of her music has been produced by the Ogopa DJs. Wahu has entertained audiences alongside many Kenyan and African artists like Kleptomaniacs, Fally Ipupa, Nonini, Nameless, Wyre, Qqu, and P-Unit.


She is married to Nameless, another award-winning Kenyan musician. They have 2 daughters; she dedicated her biggest hit to date “Sweet Love” to one of her daughters.



  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Best Female
  • 2008 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Female Artist (Kenya)
  • 2008 CHAT Awards – Favourite Female Artiste
  • 2008 Kisima Awards – Best Song (“Sweet Love”) & Best Reggae Artiste/Group
  • 2010 Tanzania music awards – Best Reggae Song (‘Leo (Reggae remix)’ with AY)


  • 2006 Pearl of Africa Music Awards – Best Kenyan Female Artiste
  • MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Best Newcomer
  • 2008 MOBO Awards – Best African Act
  • 2008 Kora Awards – Best Artiste or Group from East Africa (not yet held)
  • 2009 Tanzania Music Awards – Best East African Song (“Sweet Love”)
  • 2009 MTV Africa Music Awards – Best Video (“Little Things You Do” with Bobi Wine)
  • 2009 Channel O Music Video Awards – Best African East & Best Ragga Dancehall Video (“Sweet Love”)
  • 2011 Tanzania Music Awards – Best Song and Best Collaboration Song (‘Mkono Mmoja’ with Chege & Temba)

Wahu Net Worth

Wahu’s revenue is $8K in 2024.
Month Earnings
April 2024 $781 -$2.2K