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Holy Dave talks music, his culinary skills & business & the solar lamp project he is involved in

29, Jan 2021

With Valentine’s Day coming up in just over two weeks’ time, gospel singer and rapper David Muthengi, alias Holy Dave, is set to release a love song. It will be a treat of a different kind for his fans. For several months now, Holy Dave has been trending online for his food, not his music. His cooking show, HDsKitchenShow, has become so popular that it has spawned a cooking challenge where fans share appetite-whetting videos. “My new food business came up by mistake. When the nationwide curfews started early last year, people were no longer going out to eat or party, and I didn’t have much to do,” he said. “One night, I got liver out of the fridge and started recording myself as I prepared it. I posted the video on social media and it got plenty of likes. My mum, who taught me how to cook, called me and told me to do more videos.” And he did. The following day he baked a cake, and then made pizza and chicken. He shared the recipes and videos with his followers, and friends started placing orders for meals. “Anyone who viewed my posts became a potential client. I noticed that this is something that had been in me and I made up my mind to turn it into a serious business venture,” said Holy Dave, adding that he grew up watching lots of cooking shows. He cashed in on the new opportunity and has now employed several workers who help him provide food and catering services at birthday parties, weddings and entertainment events. “It is a new business that is still facing teething problems, but I am realising steady growth every day.”