5 African music stars with successful ‘backup’ careers

Farida Dawkins October 31, 2018

Frasha (of P-Unit)

P-Unit is a Kenyan hip-hop group comprised of three rappers, Frasha, Gabu, and Bon-eye.

P-Unit emerged onto the music scene in 2003 and are behind the hits “kArE,” “Deepak” and “Gentleman” featuring Sauti Sol.

Frasha is a physiologist who “used to do physiotherapy and I specialised in pain management — knees, backs, necks and sports injuries,” as reported by Nairobi News.

He practised at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi until 2011 when he then began to strictly pursue music.

His transition from medicine to music was anything but smooth as he described, “It was drama. First, my mum is a doctor and my dad is a teacher. I have opinionated parents who are old school. But at some point, I just realised that wasn’t me. I was good at what I was doing but I felt it wasn’t my calling. It hurt them but they are now supportive of me.”


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