Posted April 26, 2020 10:09 am by

Shamba boy to selling changaa : Hustles of celeb before fame
You have heard ‘kazi ni kazi’ and these celebrities took on that mantra to eke out a living before fame came calling.
They did what they had to do to reach where they are now.
Otile Brown.

Otile Brown was in the past used to help his mother sell changaa.

He is now a celebrated artiste so your past cannot determine your future.

In a past social media post, Otile narrated how losing his mum affected his life.

Adding that sometime he would be frog-marched by police for selling illicit brews.

“Appreciate and love your mama…feeling kinda emotional tonight.

Wish she could be here so I can spoil her, My mom died when I was about to turn 13.

I don’t like talking about it but I don’t shy away from speaking about it because I know it could motivate someone.

Otile Brown

Sometimes when I would get caught, the officers would frog march me past the school compound where other children would see me. It was embarrassing didn’t like doing it but I had to survive,”

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Willy Paul

The ‘Jigi Jigi ‘ hitmaker used to work as a house help before fame came knocking. Contrary to back then when he used to be paid to work he is now the one who pays people to work for him.

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Maina Kageni
Prominent radio personality Maina Kageni was in the past a truck driver in the United States. He has in the past shared how hard it was working under a boss who constantly called him a ni**a.

He is now a renowned MC and radio host with Classic 105.

“I was called a n*gga so many times and the sad thing is that there is nothing you can do about it because you need the job,” Maina said.

Maina Kageni

Mwalimu Churchill

Daniel Ndambuki, best known as the Godfather of comedy, used to work in Industrial Area where he used to wash bottles.

“I USED TO WORK IN INDUSTRIAL AREA WASHING BOTTLES AND I WOULD BE PAID PEANUTS. THE MONEY WASN’T ENOUGH FOR FOOD AND TRANSPORT. THINGS WERE Read More…