Why Stella is Trending in Kenya Every May 17
Every year on May 17, Kenyans are united by Stella. Who is Stella and what Did Stella Do? In this article, we are going to tell the full story about Stella and the reason behind Stella’s trend on May 17.
Who is Stella?
Stella was a Kenyan girl who used to date Kenyan musician Freshley Mwamburi in the 90s. Stella became popular in Kenya after Freshley Mwamburi released a song about how his then-girlfriend Stella played him amidst all the efforts he made.
Who is Freshley Mwamburi?
Freshley Mwamburi also known as Kazi Ngoma is a Kenyan musician best known for his song titled Stella Wangu.
The Story of Stella
In his song “Stella Wangu” Freshley Mwamburi vividly explains how Stella disappointed him on May 17, 1992. Freshley Mwamburi had paid for a ticket for Stella to further her education in Japan to study Medicine. Stella had promised that she would work hard and come back and marry Freshley Mwamburi and she had also promised a future with him.
May 17, 1992, was the big day when Stella was to land in Kenya at the airport. Freshley together with his friends went to the airport to receive Stella and give her a decent welcome to Kenya. Freshley together with friends and family were disappointed when they saw Stella at the airport with another man who happened to be the father of a kid Stella was carrying.
Freshyley was shocked how Stella had sired a kid with another man and this made him write a song to always remember this day. This is the main reason why Stella is still trending every May 17 every year.
The Song Stella Wangu
The song “Stella Wangu” is a dedication to Stella who was a Kenyan babe that played Freshley despite all the favors he had done to her. The song reminds us of the predicaments love brings and cautions us to stay alert as things can change.
The song has more than 10 million views on YouTube.
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