Renowned singer and songwriter Sanaipei Tande recently opened up on her journey in media and some of the challenges she faced as a young celebrity.
During an interview with Daniel Ndambuki aka Churchill, Sanaipei narrated how she got an opportunity at Radio Africa some years back and how popular radio host Maina Kageni was smitten by her looks.
“I was yet to be given a show at Kiss 100 and he said, “If you never want to work another day in your life give me a baby.”
“I was very young maybe 21 or 22 yet he was talking about making me a mother…I was just starting out. I keep telling young girls not to involve themselves in such things before they create a clear career path for themselves,” she stated.
Sanaipei added that talk about her and Maina has constantly brought her problems because whenever she puts up a post on social media netizens put pressure on her to give the Classic 105 presenter a baby.
“Guys often think that I am not taken and that I am available…the other day Maina mentioned that he would be giving me Sh500,000 as pocket money monthly if I got his baby.
“Girls keep on telling me to seize the opportunity but money does not control me,” she reiterated.
The Yuko na Wewe singer added that she does not divulge much on social media and even wanted to deactivate her accounts but they are important in enhancing her brand.
Earlier this year, Maina confessed that indeed Sanaipei was his crush and he wanted her to have his baby.
“She is glowing, so voluptuous anakaa poa, why did you refuse to have my baby? I gave you a proposition in 2007. I was ready to be giving you half a million shillings a month, a house…kwanza a house in Lavington and anything you wanted.
“Do you even know my mum had told me that if I get a child she will give me that house of hers in Lavington?” he said.
During that interview, Sanaipei responded by saying there was a problem with Maina’s proposal and she had an issue with one thing in particular.
“But you see Maina you told me If I never want to work a single day in my life, that was the proposition. But I am the type of person who has to work,” she said.
Sanaipei also spoke about the obsession with followers online saying jobs should be given on merit and not the following one has on various platforms.
“Some people get jobs because they have a huge following…instead of looking at the quality of their work. Let us focus on quality not just numbers on social media,” she remarked.