When he croons, he sweeps many off their feet. His songs have been used to woo ladies in Luo Nyanza and is inarguably one of the most talented musicians the community vaunts.
And the bearded, eye-candy Benga maestro is now taken. John Odhiambo Orondo, popularly known as Johnny Junior, married his sweetheart on Saturday, April 27 at Nairobi’s Don Bosco Catholic Church in Upper Hill.
The star-studded wedding for the lead singer of BV (Brilliant Voices) band that was attended by fellow musicians, close friends and family, took his fans by surprise.
Johnny Junior is now three times married. His first wife was the late Jacky Nyargingo, with whom he had a boy. They married when he played music at Mayaka Club under the late rumba maestro Musa Juma.
His current wife is nicknamed Nyar Gem (woman from Gem) for whom he sang during the wedding.
Nyagingo succumbed to a long illness and Johnny Junior buried her at his rural home, leaving their son under the care of his mother.
A few years later, he married a woman with whom he lived with at Imara Daima estate. They had a baby boy. To prove the depth of his love, John Junior dedicated the song Sweetheart Nyajaduong (in his popular Adang Joshua album released in 2014) to her.
It however did not last.
Johnny Junior started dating his current wife after the end of his second marriage and they are blessed with a baby girl.
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