List of Kenyan celebrities who've gone back to school

These Kenyan celebrities went back to school after dropping out

 • Popular budding rapper was all smiles earlier this week after King Kaka and Nana Owiti fully paid for her school fees.

• Khaligraph, Vivianne and MCA Tricky are other celebrities who have gone back to school after dropping out. 

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Kenyan celebrities who went back to school after dropping out
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Popular budding rapper, Kanambo was all smiles earlier this week after rapper King Kaka and his wife Nana Owiti fully paid for her school fees and everything she required to go back to school.

Kanambo is a young talented rapper who became an internet sensation after several videos of her doing freestyle raps went viral.

King Kaka signed Kanambo in a bid to help her establish herself in the entertainment industry.

She would then record her first single in January at Kaka Empire.

Kanambo shocked many when she revealed that she had been forced to drop out of school due to poverty and early pregnancy.

Speaking in an interview with Word Is, King Kaka's wife Nana said Kaka Empire were dedicated to ensure Kanambo achieves her dreams.

"We are just mentoring the girl and giving her another chance at life because it’s not about how we start a race, it’s about how we finish," she said.

By sponsoring her to go back to school, King Kaka and Nana made Kanambo's dreams of going back to school come true as she had mentioned in a past interview.

"Since I moved out of Kayole, I felt I needed to go back to school and lay a foundation for my dreams since I feel I messed up in the past." She said.

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King Kaka, Kanambo and Nana Owiti
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Kanambo joins a growing list of Kenyan celebrities especially entertainers who went back to finish their studies after dropping out.

MCA Tricky

The stand-up comedian was and still is a brilliant young man who always led in class right from an early age.

Back in primary school, the bright young boy passed his KCPE with flying colors and emerged top two in Makueni county.

His heroics earned him a sponsorship to study in Nairobi only for it to end when he was just in Form One and he briefly found himself in the streets of Nairobi.

However, an year later he would return back home and joined Kiangini Secondary School in Makueni.

As fate would have it, he got his scholarship back and went back to his former high school where he score an A in the final exams.

MCA Tricky
comedian MCA Tricky
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Khaligraph through his song  'Maombi Ya Mama' opened up on how he broke generational curses in his family by going back to school just to finish his studies.

The award-winning rapper said he was the first to finish secondary school among  his 6 siblings. In the song he revealed he scored a D +.

"A younger me thought I would get a degree, but after high school, I found out that I had scored a D+. Where would a D+ take you? But would you believe me If I said I was happy? It's not like I never wanted to study, I had dropped out for three years before joining secondary."

Khaligraph further stated that although it was sad to see his age mates go to school while he stayed at home, he knew his parents were doing their best.

"There were no school fees and there was no one to help settle it. My choice to go back to school thereafter was my choice. I wanted to close that chapter, and I know my parents tried their best because a generational curse was laid to rest. I did not get to campus but I cleared the way for my siblings." Khalighraph shared through his lyrics

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Khaligraph Jones looking cool in shades
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Unlike Khaligraph, MCA Tricky and Kanambo, Vivian decided to go back to school under totally different circumstances. The song bird recently revealed she was going back to school to study psychology

Speaking to Word Is she said, "This year my main goal is to graduate. I’m back in school studying psychology. The mind and brain are interesting spaces, and I’m passionate."


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