Posted February 22, 2021 9:18 am by


Kiss FM presenter Jalang’o aka Heavy J is a big name in the entertainment industry.

He is one of the most sought after presenters in the country with a number of endorsements but it has not always been like that and it is not always cozy for him even after fame.

Speaking to Switch TV the comedian shared some of the lowest moments in his life before and after fame including the boys club expose made by blogger Edgar Obare, landing a role as an actor on theatre through so much struggle and getting a call from media personality Caroline Mutoko to start working as a radio presenter on the same day his father passed away.

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Like most celebrities the road to fame was definitely not easy.

Phelix Odiwuor alias Jalas started his career as an actor in the Kenya National theatre before landing a major role at the famous TV program Papa Shirandula that started his journey to fame and becoming a household name.

Jalas reveals that one of his lowest moments in life was when he landed a role as an actor on theatre through much struggle.

For the comedian he had tried a countless number of times by auditioning for roles but on kept being rejected.

It took a miracle to finally have him on stage.

One day one of the actors failed to show up on the day when the play was to be presented causing a lot of tension and Jalang’o was the only available option to fit in the shoes.

He had luckily mastered the role and was picked to act.

The role included a sad part which required him to shed tears, Jalang’o took advantage of that part of the play to seriously express himself by crying to God.

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He cried for having to struggle so much and facing a number of rejections in order to land a role.

He wept because it took one of the actors not showing up for him to be realized.

The comedian talked about life before fame where he had to walk all the way from Mwiki which is past Kasarani to Kenya National Theatres every single day to see if there is a role he can play or rather find luck in acting.

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