Man Ingwe was born Anderson Ambindi Murunga on January 17, 1980, the fifth in a near football team of 10 children.
Eshilakwe, Bushiri, mwitoti, St. Peter’s Mumias boys and Shikoti mixed primary school all have his name in their registers. While at Kakamega high school drama festivals and music festivals were his best moments in school. He won awards in best tenor solo categories and best soloist in traditional dance all the way up to national level.
In 2000, despite being a student of biochemistry, his passion for music could not be subdued. He joined traditional dance as soloist and also performed the tenor solo, which he won in 2001.
Man Ingwe graduated in 2004, when he was teaching part time in Penuel High School and trying a hand in business by running the school cafeteria.
He later joined Dliverance Church, Kahawa Sukari, as a pastoral intern. “ I worked with the youth ministry, handled administrative duties and also assisted the senior pastor with pastoral duties and programmes,” he says.
“ I also worked as a research assistant for the Africa centre for missions where we conducted research on church and social related matters to advice the church on the need to plant more churches and customize the gospel to all spectrums of society.” Man Ingwe later joined Faulu Kenya as a development finance officer as he simultaneously established a recording studio and launched his Yanza music and Media Company Ltd.
He subsequently worked for Safaricom as a customer care representative before leaving in August 2010 to pursue music as a full time career.
Besides singing for the Lord, Man Ingwe is the Senior Pastor at Progressive Church, Kitengela. He aims to be Africa’s finest brand of gospel music, saturating the media with what he calls, “Godly, inspiring, entertaining and educative content.”