Of all the voices that resonated throughout time, a noteworthy one belongs to a man who knows all too well what it means to be…. a man. Listening to his lusty voice will make anybody discard half of the usual cacophony that people call music nowadays.
“Kibaki love people, he will give dem his last”, expressed singing sweet, also a singer and close friend of Halloway. Apart from singing and soccer, humanitarianism is an innate quality with which the entertainer was blessed. The people of #5 Grants Penn or ‘5’, as it is referred to by residents, are all too familiar with the singer’s lovingness and people friendliness. The 33 year old was born in Jubilee, Kingston but grew up at #5 Grants Penn. He spends most of his free time playing sports or at home with his inamorata (the mother of his children) and his two sons’ Otaivian, 4 and Kevaughn, 5. When he isn’t investing fatherly jewels in his sons’ life treasury, romancing his lover or whizzing through the basketball court at the Grants Penn Peace park, Kibaki enjoys the company of the people of ‘5’, specifically at the Star bar and Out Deh records’ studio, is where he unwinds after long overseas tours and on regular Friday nights.
Kibaki was raised by his aunt, Doris, in Grants Penn. He described his life as being sometimes hard and other times not so much. He attended Shortwood Practicing School during his infant years until 1995 when he started Dunon Technical Institute (Dunon Tech), where he completed academia in 1998. The singer’s first passion was soccer. He starred for Dunon Tech. from 1995 to 1996 and Constant Spring FC from 1997 to 1998.
Kibaki recorded his first song in 1999. In 2002 he gave up professional club soccer for music. According to him, this leap was beyond his control. The musician’s most acclaimed track to date is “Jah Jah Never Fail I Yet”, which was produced by popular ‘riddim’ makers, Daseka, in 2010