Kenyan gospel musician, Papa Dennis narrates his tough childhood that forced him to do menial jobs to support his siblings.
Through his music, the youthful artist shares his life story, a story whose parts speak about his past hardships and what couple of people are still going through as we speak.
In an exclusive one-on-one with Mpasho, Papa Dennis explains how through his childhood experiences, he is able to connect with those currently facing similar times.
Wabebe song is just a prayer. It talks about orphans and the challenges they face and also the hardships we go through every day including those behind bars.
Dennis Mwangi alias Papa Dennis was orphaned at a young age, forcing him to drop out of school and do menial jobs just to fend for his siblings.
I used to sell charcoal. Hawk groundnuts in bus terminus, plough for 10 bob, was employed as a cattle herder, and also used to harvest maize and got paid Kshs 15 per sack.
However, he once had to face the cruel prison walls, spending a night behind bars.
I was at the right place at the wrong time. I used to work at a video show shop and one day the business was open till late and that’s how the police arrested me.