One of Kenya’s most popular singers Jaguar, has shown his philanthropic ways once again by coming to the rescue of late Kenyan rapper Poxi Presha’s daughter by taking her to high school.
The ‘Warrior’ singer says the veteran Kenyan emcee was instrumental in the growth of his music career which has since come of age.
Through a Instagram post, Jaguar shared details of the past, during the humble beginnings of his music career when Poxi helped him with advice and mentoring.
The ‘Kioo’ hitmaker revealed how he once convinced his boss to give him a salary advance so he could buy medicine for the then ailing musician.
According to reports, the late musician’s daughter passed her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations with flying colours and managed to secure an admission at Kisumu National Girls High School.
Jaguar who is known for such, posted photos taking the girl and her mum for shopping before she reports back to school.
Poxi whose real name was Prechard Pouka Olang ruled the airwaves with a number of hits including his best known work ‘Otongolo Time’. He died on October 14, 2005 after losing his battle with tuberculosis.
Jaguar had promised to help the fallen musician’s widow in his memory following his death that was characterised by poverty and neglect.
“When I look at my Musical career right now, I thank the almighty God a lot. The struggles and sacrifices all have attributed to where I am at the moment. Talking of my Music career success without mentioning one Poxi Presha of the Otonglo Time hit song will be a big blunder, I know most of you are probably asking who he is. Ill share a brief story about Poxi and how we came to meet; When I finished my high school studies , I came to Nairobi to hustle whereby I landed a job as cleaner at a chemist in Umoja Estate which happened to be Proxi Presha’s home . So One day going about my work, Poxi came to the Chemist where I was working and found me listening to one of my songs. I was very shocked when he requested me to rewind the song which I was listening to . Those days Poxi was a household name in Kenya, after listening to my song unfortunately he did not like it. I remember him telling me that ”As long as you are making steps to improve every day, you will eventually be one of the best out there” His statement motivated me to go back to the studio and recorded a new song which enabled me to perform alongside him in Embu the same year which was a big milestone in my career. In 2005, Poxi Presha became sick which was a big blow to his career and the Kenyan Music Industry as he was a vivid anti-Piracy activist .Working in a chemist prompted me to request my boss to deduct my salary for the sake of Poxi’s Medication since he had helped me a lot in my Musical journey. Unfortunately after the struggle with tuberculosis, Poxi passed away.”
Adding: “Poxi left behind a widow and a daughter whom I then vowed to help achieve her dreams especially supporting her education. Today I can say that I’m a proud man because the daughter will be joining Kisumu National Girls High School after passing very well in her KCPE Exams,” Jaguar wrote on Instagram.
Listen below to ‘Otongolo Time’ by Poxi Presha: