• Full Name: Eric Wainaina
  • Categories: Musicians
  • Gender: Male
  • Birth Country: Kenya
  • Date of Birth: July 28
Eric Wainaina
Eric Wainaina is an Afro-Pop / Funk musician from Kenya. Wainaina was a member of Five Alive, a gospel acapella group that consisted of Victor Seii, Bob Kioko, Chris Kamau, and David Mageria, who was replaced by Joe Kiragu and released their debut album “Five Alive” in 1996. Wainaina is an alumnus of the Berkley College of Music in Boston, USA from where he graduated with a degree in Music, majoring in Songwriting and Record Engineering. His releases include “Kenya Only”, a song which was adopted as the unofficial song of mourning, after the 1998 terrorist bombing receiving extensive radio and TV airplay nation-wide. His adaptation of a Kikuyu folk tune “Ritwa Riaku” was added to the playlist of every radio station in the nation soon after. Wainaina returned to the top of Kenya's musical charts after he released “Nchi ya Kitu Kidogo” in 2001. Wainaina’s first record, “Sawa Sawa”, released in 2001, remains one of the highest-selling solo albums in the country. Wainaina released "Twende, Twende", his second solo album. Wainaina is married his fiancée of five years, Sheba Hirst and they have a daughter.

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