Kelvin Mula is a Gospel artist born and raised in Mathare North where he lived with his mother Margret Mueni who hails from Kangundo. His father is a Mozambican whom Kevo says he know less about because he has lived a single parenthood life under the care of his mother.Music being his childhood dream, he started singing while still in Kinyui Boys High School where he studied his secondary education. He officially got into the music industry in 2014 when he released his first single ‘No one’.
To Kevo Mula, the choice of doing Gospel music was more of a call and looks forward to fulfilling his mission. His songs are like a prayer and a way of him communicating with God. Despite numerous challenges, he prayed, worked hard and solely depended on God to make a way for him in the Music ministry which he has dedicated his life. He confirmed that he is not involved in any other activity apart from music.
The African dancehall Gospel artist says that he looks up to be better than himself and get to a point of working with great Gospel artists like Kirk Franklin. So far he has released four songs namely No one, your love, my life and No God like you. He will be releasing his fifth song that he has featured the best dancehall artist in Kenya, Dafari ‘the preacher bwoy’ in October this year. Talking about his achievements in music, Kevo said that his greatest achievement is meeting someone who tells him how his songs have blessed them. In addition to that, he won an Xtreem Award of New artist of the year in 2015.
Like any other person, he also has a favorite song which is ‘Read all about it’ by Professor Green and Emeli Sande. When it comes to relationships, Kevo says that for him it is complicated as he is neither single nor married. I was eager to know his crush and to my surprise it is Hollywood star Halle Berry and the beautiful Lupita Nyong’o. There are those things that you will find it difficult to live without and for Kevo they are water, phone, washroom, movies and music. Apart from things he can’t live without, there are those that he’s afraid of and that is small crawling creatures like snakes. He loves different varieties of food but ‘Matoke’ made with potatoes and spices would be his first choice.
On the other hand, in 2015 he was involved in smile tag initiative with the likes of Scooby and other Gospel artists to help ghetto kids in Mathare slum. However, some land grabbers came and claimed ownership of the land where the orphaned kids were living which saw him and his colleagues being locked in Central Police cells for two days after the case was withdrawn for lack of ownership evidence by the grabbers.
Kevo Mula lives by the advice that ‘No one was born poor, it’s just a state of mind’ and emphasizes that you should not judge a person before you come to know who they really are.
Get in touch with him @Kevomula on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
By Frank Swereri