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Catching up with TPF's sweetheart Ng’ang’alito

My Man
 Bernard Ng'ang'a

He rose to fame as a Tusker Project Fame Season Three finalist. Esther Muchene catches up with Bernard Ng'ang'a, better known as Ng’ang’alito.

You have a very interesting name. How did it come about?

I was talking to my fellow Tusker Project Fame contestant Illuminata and she told me she had been studying abroad for a while and I lied to her that I did the same in Spain and they used to call me Ng’ang’alito.

Do you come from a musical family?

Not really but my mum used to lead songs in church so I think that’s where I got my talent.

How long have you been doing music?

I have been doing music since I was in primary school like in drama festivals and music festivals which gave a good platform.

And what genre of music do you mostly do?

I’m more into Afro RnB.

When you auditioned for Tusker Project Fame Season 3 in 2009, did you expect to be a finalist?

Deep down I knew I was good at what I do and that’s the spirit that pushed me.

You just released a new song titled ‘'Usiseme Jana'. What was the inspiration behind it?

As a musician you derive inspiration from everyday activities but for the song ‘Usiseme Jana’ I felt that a lot of us postpone things that we can achieve today.

What should Kenyans expect from you musically?

I have been recording a lot of songs lately so what they should expect is more of great songs and videos from me.

Tell us something about your family?

I’m the third born in a family of five. Two sisters and two brothers and they are all very talented dancers and funny human beings including my mother.

So you didn't get married?

I’ve been married for six years andd I have a five year old daughter.

Other than music what else are you engaged in?

I work as a floor manager for a national TV station. I’m also a farmer back home and many other things.

What is the worst advice you have ever heard?

Some of my friends told me to put my bet on Manchester United and the results were not something to smile about. I lost quite a bit of money.

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