Showbiz heavyweight Thomas Kwaka aka Big Ted has revealed that he actually met veteran songstress Wahu Kagwi before she met her husband David ‘Nameless’ Mathenge.
According to Big Ted, he actually could have been the one to date (and maybe even marry) Wahu had he not dragged his feet and had Nameless not swooped in fast.
The veteran events organizer and MC made the revelation during the first episode of the couple’s new docu-reality show ‘This Love.’
“I actually met Wahu before she met Nameless. Before Nameless, watu walikuwa wanajua ni mimi ndio ningekuwa Mr. Wahu…I remember when she came and told me now she wants to be serious with this guy I was like ‘why? I’ve been here, I was first in line…’ So the joke has always been that I was sliced,” he said.
“Me and Wahu were just very tight, Nameless alikuwa amechapa…ni sisi maboy hatutakangi ma-sisters wetu wakatiwe na wasee wamechapa…so we tried to block him off, but love won eventually.”
‘This Love’, created and executive produced by Eugene Mbugua’s D&R TV, takes viewers into the lives of Nameless and Wahu, arguably Kenya’s most-admired celebrity couple, as they talk love, life and their shared passion for music that spans two decades.
The couple, according to a press statement released on Monday, were initially reluctant about the show when Mbugua first approached them with the idea in 2018, but finally agreed because they wanted to share what they had learnt during their 23 years together (and married for 15) which they described as the “midlife” or “the first half of their lives.”
“We’ve been together for 23 years (and married for 15), and we’ve learnt a lot. We’ve gone through the ups and downs… you know how life is. That is what gave us the why, and we wanted to be authentic about this journey,” said Nameless.
Wahu, on her part, said: “The other thing that we want to do in this docu-reality series, even as we share our story, is to also share our 20-year journey of being musicians. We want viewers to pick a lesson from us (if you’re able to), and there’s no better avenue than This Love.”
In the first episode, the show follows Nameless and Wahu as they take their viewers and fans back to how they first met by visiting their alma mater, the University of Nairobi.
In subsequent episodes, the 13-part series will also see Nameless and Wahu pay tribute to the late legendary rapper E-Sir, who was a close friend of Nameless.
The show will also see the couple revisit their famous wedding in 2005 and the elements that threatened to break them apart, as well as how they’ve managed to stay together, and so much more about their past and present, their family life and what it takes to finally make music together.
‘This Love’ is now streaming exclusively on Showmax, with new episodes releasing every Monday.