Singer, songwriter, actress Judith Nyambura better known by her mononym Avril, has revealed details about her now past relationship with South African Leslie Mugadza.
Speaking to SDE, Avril reveals how she met Leslie and what transpired on Valentine’s day when a photo of her ex-fiance with Namibian Dillish Mathews went viral.
Tell us about the break up with your South African fiancée on Valentine’s Day, what happened?
“That is a chapter which I do not wish to dwell on since it is in the past now. However, all I can say is that I got engaged to Leslie Mugadza on February 13, which meant a lot for me than the Valentine Day itself.
An innocent picture of him was taken hanging out with Namibian Dillish Mathews and began doing rounds on social media besides being blown out of proportion becoming a big deal. In the long run I had to I had to apologise to him on behalf of my country.”
On how they met, Avril said:
“He is an amazing guy who was referred to me by a friend with the aim of assisting him on venture capitalism pertaining to local entertainment. At the time he was in South Africa and I in Nairobi. With time got deeper to the point of having chemistry- owing to his intelligence.
The moment he came to Kenya to pay me a visit I was fascinated by him. His warm heart and down to earth personality was a plus. One thing led to another and before we knew it we were already engaged to be married after interacting with both families who were okay with it.”
Of late many feel that our female celebrities are opting for guys from West Africa, South Africa, not to mention Europeans, is it that our Kenyan men are not good enough?
“Not really. On the contrary I believe that despite Kenyan men being the best in the whole continent owing to their realness but for some reason I never had an opportunity for a Kenyan to pop up the big question. Besides I do not understand why people choose to be agitated Kenyan women dating or getting married to foreigners.”
Have you ever been stalked – your most weird encounter?
“Yeah, several times. But there is this one incident when a car kept following me into town and before I knew it a young girl aged about 7, who was with her mother kept on shouting my name and even requested that I cut a strand of my hair and give it to her as a souvenir.
It’s exciting. I never knew I would amass the kind of recognition.”
Full interview on SDE