Popular Comedian Obinna has revealed how he was once kicked out from a house since he couldn’t afford his rent at some point in his life.
In an interview with Heads Up, the comedian said that before all the fame, he was a broke man.
“I was once kicked out of my house in Kaloleni. I couldn’t pay rent. It was 3k a month. 30days I couldn’t raise 3k. I was once a street boy in this same city. I lived in a salon in Majengo with my friend ICY. I slept hungry on many occasions. Every morning, I would head to Industrial Area to offload maize trucks where I was paid Sh130. We lived six men in one room,” he said.
The Comedian who recently gifted his dad with a car to appreciate him also revealed how he was hosted by his friends.
“l lived in Fred Omondi’s house for over six months. I lived in a single room with Owago and Othuol in South B, where we paid Sh6,000. Some months, we couldn’t pay. I camped outside Scratch Records so that the producer, Roba could just record one song for me. I did club shows in town for 300-500 bob. Every day I try to be a better person. The memory of where I’m from makes me work harder and never give up. I’ve thought about committing suicide three times. But I didn’t.”
Obinna revealed that his dad has been his support system and the gift was to appreciate him.
“I wanted to surprise my dad because he deserves it. He always talked about how his friend wanted to sell him a car for Sh80,000. I had a gig in Kisumu and I told him I had brought him something small from Dubai. He came, we had coffee and later gave him the car keys. The look on his face was priceless,” he said.