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TIMOTHY BOIKWA, 31, is a renowned music producer who runs Africa Still Alive Records, a gospel studio in Kenya that specialises in recording 'decent' secular music. He talks to CAROLINE NYANGA about putting Kenyan music on the world map and expanding his roots to Europe to reach Diaspora Kenyans
We met in in 2011 at a wedding somewhere on Waiyaki Way. By the time we went for the evening party, we made a pact to meet again. He asked if he could buy me lunch every day for a whole year and luckily for me he managed to keep his promise. By the end of that year, the relationship was official.
We met in 2010 through my sister Violet Kerubo while we were going for a burial of a friend's brother
I was an intern then but when our eyes met for the first time, I became speechless and wondered how on earth I was to share office with such a handsome guy. He had a presence that I admired...
We first met online (on Badoo), he used to leave thousands of messages because I was offline most times. With time we exchanged telephone numbers but he at some point me befriended me on Facebook. What began as a daily telephone call and exchanging of pictures on social media led to our first date on October 26, 2010 at a Chinese restaurant in Hurlingham, Nairobi. And like they say, the rest is history.
After church service, there was plenty food at the reception but there was no cake. The lady we had contracted to make the cake could not be reached until 4 pm, when my aunt and a family friend decided to buy a cake from the nearest shopping mall. It took them about 30 minutes to prepare and deliver the cake.

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