Popular Kikuyu Singer Ben Githae Alters Tano Tena Lyrics To Sing For Raila

Raila Odinga and Ben Githae.
Raila Odinga and Ben Githae.

Ben Githae is renowned Kikuyu singer is known for his great talent in the music industry. Githae hit the with his song that was tagged UhuruRuto tano Tena during the 2017 Presidential Election.He also performed during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, 2021.

The Popular Kikuyu singer Ben Githae has altered lyrics of his famous ‘Tano Tena’ song to heap praises on ODM leader Raila Odinga.

Speaking during a function that was attended by a section of ODM delegates in the coastal region, The musician (Githae)said that the song he initially composed to praise President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto will now be sang differently.

Githae maintained that he will rally behind Odinga and a number of artistes are also working closely with the former Prime Minister.

Just last month, Githae, who has often been bashed for campaigning openly for President Kenyatta, said he does not owe anyone an apology for his choices.

Ben Githae performs during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, 2021.
Ben Githae performs during the Mashujaa Day celebrations on October 20, 2021.


“I saw Kenyans trolling me the other day after I was captured in a picture with the ODM leader Raila Odinga and businessman S K Macharia. Some were saying that I have moved to support ‘Baba’ but what they didn’t know was the context of our meeting.

“But I am now used to trolls. I have lived with the notion that I can be trolled anytime and even trend for negative reasons so that does not bother me anymore,” he said.

Githae is one of the few artistes who were supporting the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), that, after having sung Jubilee into power.

He does not deny the fact that he made a kill out of his campaign slogan song, Tano Tena, that saw him traverse the country selling the Jubilee agenda.

Besides, he says that singing is his career and it is what he lives on and when a good opportunity comes knocking, he is not ashamed to run with it.

“If you have talent and can’t make money through it to support your life, then the talent is useless. What is wrong with me making money through my singing talent whether I am singing in crusades or political rallies?” the Tabia Mbaya singer remarked.

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