No one sets out to be a single mother, but along the way life throws us into this path either by divorce or the death of one spouse.

Here are celebs who have been brought up by single mothers and they are doing well for themselves.

1. Maina Kageni

Maina is among the most sought after and the best paid radio presenters in Kenya,

Apart from being talented and commandeering on radio, he is a trend setter and his love for the fine things in life is undeniable.

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But what would be life without a little fun? So the next time you want to say how men brought up by single mothers are lazy and mama’s boys just look at how successful Maina is and just zip it.

2. Otile Brown

His good looks aside, Otile has come so far in terms of his music and we hope he will not drown in all the female attention and forget where he has come from.

During his early days before the money and the fame, Otile had to sell changaa to make ends meet but he is now smiling all the way to the bank.

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In an earlier interview with Daily Nation, he opened up on how hard it was

“Appreciate and love your mama…feeling kinda emotional tonight.

Wish she could be here so I can spoil her, My mom died when I was about to turn 13.

I don’t like talking about it but I don’t shy away from speaking about it because I know it could motivate someone.

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Sometimes when I would get caught, the officers would frog march me past the school compound where other children would see me.

It was embarrassing i didn’t like doing it but I had to survive,” 

Even though his mum passed away, she would be proud of how her son has turned out.

3. Mike Mondo

His captivating voice on radio attracts women’s attention and it is undeniable that he is God’s gift to women.

Mike Mondo who runs a radio show on Classic 105 was brought up by a single mum after his dad passed away when he was only 13.

“My dad died when I was 13 years and today I am 36 years. However my mum did not get another man to call a husband. I had a conversation with her and asked her why she decided to live alone for all those years since my dad passed on.” 

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The presenter posing

4. Diamond Platnumz

He is Tanzania’s finest. His music is not only celebrated in Tanzania but in Africa as a whole.

Born to Sandra Dangote, Diamond has made a name for himself as an artiste and as a business person despite being brought up by a single mother.

He  has collaborated with international artiste such as Neyo, Morgan Heritage and Omarion, he is a true definition of hard work.

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5. Boniface Mwangi

He is an activist-cum-politician brought up by a single mother.

Mwangi had earlier narrated how he got his then girlfriend pregnant, leading to him being thrown out of the church.

The main issue was that he was being brought about by a single mother who didn’t deem it fit to talk about s#x.

 I was brought up by a single mum and my eldest brother didn’t bother telling me what s3x was and its context.

The church told me you will discover what it is when it happens.

Unfortunately, the church didn’t see it fit to tell us that in case you found yourself tempted, you could use a condom.

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6. Jeff Koinange

Former CNN reporter Jeff Koinange is also a product of a single mum, Jeff’s dad passed away when he was only two years old.

Speaking about how he felt about his death Jeff Said

I don’t regret anything. I’m glad he wasn’t there in a way.

Also because if he was around, we might have ended up as some really spoilt brats as kids, and I’m glad we didn’t end up that way.

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