Muthoni the Drummer Queen, popularly known as MDQ, is one of the illest femcees the Kenyan music industry has ever seen.

We caught up with her and chatted on all manner of topics, including her relationship status, the upcoming Africa Nouveau Festival and her music.

Rumour has it that she is not straight, so we sort to ask her if she was dating and whether the rumours had even an ounce of truth to them.

“I’ve been dating the same wonderful guy for long, and I feel really grateful because he has been really instrumental in my life. You know when you are a risk-taker and you have a supporter in the corner and he is like, don’t worry, I gat this. I believe in being who you are and creating dopeness. I’m really grateful, he really does believe in the empowerment of women.”

And yes, its a man.

So, is it somebody we know?

“No, you don’t know him, he is a graphic and fashion designer, and he is like cool, calm and chilled. I was never going to date someone who is in the public eye.”

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Muthoni told us she has not heard any damaging rumours about her relationship or sexuality and has managed to keep her relationship on the low.

“It is God’s protection. I don’t find myself being dragged into rumours and I don’t overshare our life. Even if a rumour pops up about my relationship, it’s obviously a lie. We pray a lot together for our work and for our needs. I just feel like we are protected from a lot of things.”

She is currently ruling the airwaves with the song Million Voice, one that is among the many songs in her-yet to-be-launched album dubbed She.

She is also set to bring the city to a standstill with the Africa Nouveau Festival.

Here is an exclusive interview: