De’Mathew Junior: I am a father of nine children, grandpa of two

De'Mathew Junior.

Kikuyu musician David Maina alias De’Mathew Junior, who is younger brother of late benga musician John De’Mathew has opened up about his family.

Junior, 47-years-old says he is a proud Kikuyu father of nine children (seven boys and two girls) who have since made him a grandfather of two.

“I am a strong family man.  Besides music I am very responsible on family matters. I am already a guka to two kids” Junior says.

De’Mathew Junior in a recent photo.

He is the sixth born in a family of nine. Though he came to music limelight in October after his brother’s death in August, Junior has been in the industry since 1990s.

“My first album was in 2000. I have done about 45 songs but I struggled to make a name unsuccessfully. I even abandon singing from 2010 to last year” he says.

He says it is by God’s favour he is back and is getting shows every weekend. In November he will have big shows in Bungoma and Molo Town.

De’Mathew Junior performing at a local media house.

He founded Gathiru-ini Les Les band while John had Mbogo-ini Stars Band that he left in hands of their younger brother Evans Mburu.

His popular songs include; “Wendo wa Ma” (True love), “Coka Lydia” (Return Lydia) and “Ingiekire Atia?” (What should I have done?”.

Late John De’Mathew performing. He was older brother of De’Mathew Junior who has taken over him.

His only dear wife is called Mary Wanjiku, who he says has stood with him all along. His children have shown interest in music.

De’Mathew Junior was born and bred in Gatanga, Murang’a county but later he relocated to Murichu village in Ndaragwa, Nyandarua County.


  1. He really looks like John Demathew. When I first listened to one of his songs, he sounded like his brother John Demathew. The wisdom of the words in his songs are equivalent to the words of his late brother. Good job Demathew Junior, God you and God will also take you to great lengths and heights of music. Keep your brother’s fire burning.


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