Muthoni Drummer Queen Biography, Music Career, Awards, Blankets &Wine, Relationship and Net worth

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By Omondi Otieno

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How Old and Where is Muthoni Drummer Queen from? 

Artist as Singer Songwriter: Muthoni Drummer Queen alias MDQ

Name: Muthoni Ndonga

Genre: Hip-hop/Rap

Net worth: Unknown.

How was Muthoni Drummer Queen’s early life?

MDQ as she popularly referred to was born and raised in Nairobi. She was brought up in a middle class home. Growing up, she wanted to be a musician but her parents did not buy the idea. She decided to concentrate on her school work, after which she later joined music when on campus.

How did Muthoni Drummer Queen Join Music?

Muthoni Drummer Queen ventured fully into music in 2004 during her time at the United States International University (USIU). She started slow but worked hard and perfected her craft over time. Growing up she listened to Michael Jackson and was inspired by his music. According to information on her website (, listening to Michael Jackson shaped her music journey, and influenced her to venture into activism.

“We didn’t really have a music system, so I watched music videos  as opposed to listening to records  and so very early on, I intended to be a performer in the way Michael Jackson and Missy Elliot were. I loved the precision, the high-drama, the costumes, the choreography. The works!” she said.

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  • Mambo Bado 
  • Human Condition 
  • MDQ 
  • SHE

Muthoni Drummer Queen Top Songs 

  • T.K.O
  • Game Changers
  • This One
  • Get Up
  • Hail the Queen 
  • Nai ni ya Who
  • Baby Don’t Go
  • Reconditioned

Awards and Nominations

  • MTV MAMA Best New Artist East Africa - 2010
  • Best Song, Urban, M4Music demo tape clinic - 2014


MDQ is a private person. Very little is known about her life away from music. As such, it is not clear whether she is dating or married.

When did she start Blankets and Wine?

MDQ is the founder and creative lead for Blankets & Wine which is a 3 day and night music festival that features African artistes. She founded this festival in 2008, and has so far spread it to Uganda and Rwanda. Her main roles at Blankets and Wine include; artist bookings, brand development, and customer experience. The festival has gained popularity over the years and is currently one of the most popular festivals locally.

Questions you asked…

  • What is Muthoni Drummer Queens’ official name? Her real name is Muthoni Ndonga
  • What is her role at Blankets and Wines? She is the founder and lead creative
  • Is Muthoni Drummer Queen still singing? Yes.

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