Charles Njagua Kanyi also known as Jaguar is one of the stories that inspire Kenyans. He rose from zero to hero, the singer is now the second richest musician in Kenya. The Kigeugeu singer is also an entrepreneur with a portfolio that consists of a taxi firm, security company, auto garage and real estate. He is also the owner of a Ksh20 million ($194,175) house.
During popular events, especially political rallies, the singer makes Ksh1 million ($9,709) per performance. Jaguar also owns a Range Rover Sport, Bentley, Mercedes Benz E240 and Lexus GL 450. His accounts and assets sum up to Ksh350 million ($3.4 million) that’s what describes Jaguar in regards to wealth in Kenya.
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Jaguar first made forays as a recording artiste in 2004 where he recorded and released his first Single. He later joined East Africa’s music Power house Ogopa Deejays in 2005 where he recorded and released several singles among them his most popular hit single “kigeugeu.” In 2013 Jaguar began recording with Main Switch Studios Founded by one of Jaguar’s long serving producers – Philip Makanda formerly from Ogopa Deejays.
This transition didn’t come short of any releases and he has been a part of the stable to date. He has since recorded several hit Singles including Kipepeo, Kioo and One centimeter, An African collaboration featuring Popular Nigerian Artiste Iyanya other songs by Jaguar include: Huu Mwaka, Barua Kwa Rais Feat Sudi Boy, My Dream feat. Vivianne, One Centimeter, Take it slow feat Zikki among others.
Jaguar has also won numerous awards which include: 2011 – East Africa Music Awards – Best Male East Africa, 2011 – Nzumari Awards – Best Male Kenya, 2012 – Kisima Awards – Best Song Kenya, 2012 – Pearl Music Awards (Uganda) – Best male Artist, 2012 – Kilimanjaro Music Awards (Tanzania) – Best Song East Africa – Kigeugeu, 2012 – Nzumari Awards – Best Male Artiste East Africa, 2012 – Channel O Music Video Awards Nomination (Africa) Best Song East Africa, 2013 – MCSK Awards highest Earner in Royalties and most played artiste. 5 Awards from Various Kenyan Radio Stations, 2014 – Kilimanajro Music Awards East Africa – Best Song – kipepe, 2014 – AFRIMMA Awards (Dallas Texas) – Nomination best Male Africa.
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