Legendary Kenyan deejay Peter Chuani famously known as DJ Pinye celebrated his 50th birthday over the weekend in an all-star studded party at the Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi.
The 50-year-old retired in 2016 and has been away from the limelight since then until Saturday when he showed up for the ceremony which was full of surprises from his fellow entertainers in the industry.
A poster about the event made rounds on social media and local entertainment joints announcing Pinye’s birthday party.
Among the Kenyan celebrities that were present at the event include Jua Cali, Nonini, Sanaipei Tande, Collo, Elani , and Band Beca.
Pinye’s fellow colleagues and friends were also in attendance the likes of Dj Stylez, Point Blank, Dj Nijjo, and members of his deejaying outfit Scratchholics among others.
There was a brief celebration of the same held at the Art and Soul Lounge in Ngong Hills the day before and a private ceremony at The Curve on Sunday, January 24.
In his speech, CodeRED founder DJ Stylez applauded and appreciated DJ Pinye for his contribution to the entertainment industry, and the same sentiments were echoed by other key speakers, including DJ Nijjo.
The climax of the party was when the guests pushed Pinye forcefully into the pool. He came out of the pool and changed into his swimming suit and got back into the pool again as the guest cheered, danced, and sung at the poolside.
Another highlight of the ceremony was one a lady tried to feed Pinye after the cake was cut but he turned down the offer and picked a piece by himself.
If you have been keen on Pinye’s life even when he was active in showbiz he is the type that keeps his life private.
Dj Stylez, Nijjo, and Pinye rocked the party with old school music playing Kenyan 90s and early 2000s hit songs.
Kenyan Trio, Elani did a special dedication to Pinye while renowned Saxophonist Big Sam fused the 90s beats.
Dj Pinye is one of the celebrated deejays in Kenya who is credited to introducing local music on TV and worldwide through his show on NTV dubbed “The Beat” which run for 14 years before it ended in 2018.