Madini Classic (John Phillip Ouma) is a Kenyan artist (singer). The Mombasa upcoming artist since 2017 says that he adopted the name Madini Classic from his grandfather who was well known for his mastery in gold mining in Tanzania, whom everyone nicknamed Madini (Minerals). However he also says he got “Classic” from his profound esteem for Bongo star named Barnaba Classic.
There are no records showing Madini’s age as he prefers keeping it personal and out of media.
Madini says that he wanted to do music professionally all his life. His parents, especially his dad, he says wasn’t for the music idea as he thought Madini was taking a wrong direction which he amounted to indolence. Madini remained in Tanzania when his whole family was relocating back to Migori County, and there he began his career. Singing along to most Bongo tunes back in the day he later adopted the same style of music.
Previously Madini had managed to record some audio songs but could not afford acompetent video claiming that was the reason he remained underground. In 2017, “Nikaribishe” painted the image of a lowly young man who falls in love with a lady from a well off family. He travels on a bicycle to visit the girl’s family for introductions yet is rejected on his arrival.
Subsequently, the girl pleads with her parents and the young man is received into the family. Madini reported that most young people in this generation rarely show their real state to their partners. Later 2018 in his next hit “Nilivyo” featuring Vivian a young man falls in love with a high class girl who rejects his proposal due to his exiguous earnings.
Madini got signed by Serian Music as their first artist in Kenya. Serian Music inquired him abou looking for a producer whose sound would befit his music. That’s how he identified Vicky Pon Dis. believing that his sound and support have moved his music to where it is today. As a driving force too Madini points out his hard work on the same the main manager in his career is him since he’s the vision bearer.