|Real Name/Full Name||Maina Kageni|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Maina Kageni|
|Birth Place:||Nairobi, Kenya|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||29 June 1974|
|Age/How Old:||48 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 165 cm |
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 5″
|Weight:||In Kilograms –78 Kg|
In Pounds – 172 lbs
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown |
Mother – Wangui
|Siblings:||1 Brother and 1 Sister yet to be known|
|School:||Westlands Primary School |
Laiser Hill Academy
|College:||College in the United Kingdom (UK) though did not graduate|
|Kids/Children Name:||Biological – Nathan |
Adopted – Antony Muchori
|Net Worth:||$2 Million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Maina Kageni is a renowned Kenyan Radio Host who has gained much popularity through being featured in the Classic 105 radio station breakfast show known as ‘Maina and King’ang’i in the Morning.’ He runs the show together with Mwalimu King’ang’i, who is mainly known as Daniel Churchill Ndambuki. Daniel Churchill has most of his popularity for running the Churchill show aired on NTV Kenya.
Biography and Early Life
Maina Kageni was born on 29th June in the year 1974 who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He got raised by his single mother after his father passed on at a tender age. Together he was raised with his other two siblings; 1 sister and one brother, whereby Maina was the lastborn in the family. His mother used to work with the United Nations (UN) but later joined her own business after his father passed on.
Despite his father passing on at his tender age, Maina Kageni got a father figure in S.K. Macharia, The CEO of the Royal Media Services. Maina Kageni was a nephew to S.K. Macharia and hence got much of his support as a father figure in him since his tender age. Furthermore, his aunt played a big role in raising him with his mother during his early childhood.
He claims that his childhood life wasn’t troublesome as he got provided anything he needed. However, she got much encouragement from his mother to do what best he wanted without any coercion.
In his education, Maina Kageni commenced his studies in Westlands Primary School and later joined Laiser Hill Academy. Together in school, he learned a lot, especially having studied together with the most influential people both in the business as well as other sectors. While in Laiser Hill Academy, he used to be a part of the Drama Club, whereby he, at one time, became the best actor at the National Level.
After completing high school, he later went to the United Kingdom for his higher education in a college. However, it was later realized that Maina Kageni registered the college though he never attended classes. Following this, he went looking for jobs whereby he worked with a Chinese firm where he worked as a fish distributor and truck driver.
Personal Life: Wife, Son, Family, Daughter, Girlfriend
There is less information regarding Kageni’s personal life. Though he has been outspoken regarding love relationships, Maina Kageni has not shared clear information regarding his personal life.
At one point, Maina Kageni got featured in the list of Kenyan celebrities who claimed to be gays. At one point, he claimed that his celebrity crush is Singer Sanaipei Tande. His first girlfriend was known as Anne.
He is aged yet having no plans to marry any soon. He claims that he needs freedom and will marry once he needs it with no age bracket barrier.
Despite having not married, Maina Kageni revealed that he is a father of two sones. One is a biological son, while the other one is an adopted son. His other son is known as Anthony Muchori, who he supports in his education.
Is Maina Kageni Gay?
No, Maina Kageni is not gay. He has a straight sexual orientation. Though rumors once indicated that he is gay, Maina Kageni from his Classic 105 show indicates that he fears the commitments and responsibility in marriage. He, however, once told Classic 105 that he has a son without revealing the mother hence showing that he is not gay.
Maina Kageni commenced his career while in the United Kingdom after being noticed that he did not attend classes he was supposed to attend in the college he had been enrolled UK. Following this, Maina Kageni had to find a way of living which led him into saving and working on his Heavy Trucks Driving License. With no time, he had the license on which he commenced fish distribution for Chinese companies.
Later, he commenced exporting cars from the UK to Kenya. His acting voice commenced after he joined a voice-over to book ads just because of the pay. Following his amazing voice, he was absorbed by Capital FM as a Sports Presenter. Later, he was given a Sunday Afternoon Show, whereby he was a swing shift presenter for filling in the shows.
He then joined Nation FM, where he joined as a Main presenter. This was the time while Nation FM was being introduced in the market. Later, he was offered a big switch by Patrick Kwako to join Kiss 100 FM. He was offered a salary of Kshs 380,000. He got much success in Kiss 100 FM though he later decided to join Classic 105, following much pressure claiming that Kiss 100 was the reason for his success. Following this, he has seen the growth of Classic 105 from its humble beginning. His show has had a great following which he now currently runs with Mwalimu King’ang’i
Additionally, Maina Kageni has also worked as a news anchor in KTN; he also has worked with the Radio Africa group bringing much success in his career. Currently, his breakfast show in Classic 105 has more than 2 Million followers currently.
Awards and Achievements
Following his successful career, Maina Kageni has been awarded severally. In 2017, he won the Radio show Award 2017, which was for the best talk show in the country on the SOMA Awards 2017.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Maina Kageni in 2023
Maina Kageni has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. This is equivalent to Kshs 200 Million. This comes from his successful career life as one of the most successful Radio Host in Kenya. In Classic 105, Maina Kageni currently earns a salary of $18,000, equivalent to Kshs 1.8 Million each month. In addition to this, he also earns other commissions and bonuses through the advertisements he brings to the organization.
Maina Kageni Social Media Platforms
Maina Kageni has been active on social media platforms from which he has a following of more than 801k in his Twitter account, 820k followers on Instagram, and 980k on his Facebook account.
You can follow him from the following:
- Maina Kageni Twitter Account
- Maina Kageni Facebook Account
- Maina Kageni Instagram Account
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- Maina Kageni loves cars and especially BMW vehicles.
- He is a Manchester United (Man-U) fan
- He has a home situated in Miami, in the United States
Maina Kageni is one of the most successful radio hosts. His success is a great inspiration to most people considering that he has success in his industry even without higher education life. Nevertheless, Maina Kageni has been passionate about his career together with being ready to face up new challenges, which have seen him rise up the ladder.