Celebrated Kenyan music producer Robert Kamanzi popularly known as R Kay has shaved off his trademark dreadlocks.

The popular producer had the dreadlocks for close to 15 years that even his son hadn’t seen him without them. R Kay had the locks cut on Tuesday on his birthday to mark the beginning of a new phase of life.

On social media, he celebrated his birthday by posting: “I am grateful for the blessings of God in my life…this far he has brought me. I appreciate my loving wife…what a gift you are to me! My son Prince…you bring joy into my life. A big thank you to everyone who has touched my life in one way or another. I wish you much blessings in return. A new phase of my life begins…I am excited.”

He followed up that post by posting photos as he underwent the transformation.

Check him out:

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My son has never seen me without dreadlocks since he was born. He sees me for the first time

Posted by Robert Rkay Kamanzi on Tuesday, April 7, 2015