Hustling in this industry is no joke for sure. Obinna has been on our screens for the longest time and we love his jokes but what we did not know is where he actually started.
He narrated his sad story and thanked God for where he is now from where he started and who supported him when he earned 130 ksh only.
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 SAME CITY.
I LIVED IN A SALON IN KIJE(MAJENGO) WITH MY FRIEND ICY.(HE WAS A RAPPER)
I SLEPT HUNGRY ON MANY OCCASIONS
I WAS THE FIRST ONE IN THE MORNING AT INDUSTRIAL AREA TO OFFLOAD TRUCKS 90KG MAZE BAGS- FOR 130/-
I PUT KEBS TAGS ON PASTA AND MACARONI PACKS THEN WE USE TO BE GIVEN THE EXPIRED ONES THAT WE WOULD TAKE WITH OPEN ARMS TO GO EAT IN MAKONGENI WHERE WE LIVED WITH
SAMMY/KENYATTA/IZO/STEVO/ISAH AND I IN MAKONGENI MIXT4 DOOR4 (6MEN IN 1 ROOM)
I ACTED SETBOOKS FOR FREE
I USED TO DO RAP/DANCEHALL AT KNT AND MC DAFACTORY CLUB FOR FREE.
Obinna opened up talking about his struggles especially when it came to accommodation because we all need a roof over our heads.
I LIVED IN FRED OMONDIS HOUSE FOR OVER 6MONTHS
I LIVED IN A SINGLE ROOM WITH OWAGO AND OTHUOL IN SOUTH B FOR 6K AND WE COULDN’T PAY.
I CAMPED OUTSIDE SCRATCH RECORDS DAILY SO THAT THE PRODUCER ROBA COULD JUST RECORD 1 SONG FOR ME.
I DID CLUB SHOWS IN TOWN FOR 300-500BOB.
EVERY DAY I TRY TO BE A BETTER PERSON.THE MEMORY OF WHERE I’M FROM MAKES ME WORK HARDER AND NEVER GIVE UP.
Oga Obinna went on to narrate his ordeal in the hustle after he lost one of the biggest jobs he had at Nation Fm as a radio presenter.
I WAS FIRED FROM NATION OVER 3 YEARS AGO(BEEN JOBLESS FOR OVER 3 YEARS)BUT I LIVE BETTER NOW THAN WHEN I WAS EMPLOYED AND TIED DOWN TO A SALARY.
I’VE THOUGHT ABOUT COMMITTING SUICIDE 3 TIMES BEFORE WHEN I WAS SUFFERING.BUT I DIDN’T.
Obinna wasn’t just telling people his story to seek sympathy, all he wanted was to help someone understand that one will go through a lot but at the end of it all life will turn out for the best.
Never lose hope and that its only right to treat everyone with kindness because you never know about tomorrow was his major lesson.
WHAT AM I SAYING??
I TRY TO DO BETTER NOWADAYS/BE BETTER/TREAT PEOPLE WITH RESPECT AND KINDNESS BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW THAT WAITER/WATCHMAN/STREET BOY YOU ARE TREATING BADLY WILL BE TOMORROW.
I’VE BEEN DOWN, I’VE BEEN UP ITS NEVER NOBODY’S LIKING TO BEG OR TO SUFFER IT’S MOSTLY THE SITUATION. I’M NOWADAYS THE FIRST ONE TO UNDERSTAND WHEN SOMEONE ASKS FOR HELP.
(MOST PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME WELL WILL TELL YOU THE KIND OF HUMAN BEING I AM)
I TRY TO MAKE PEOPLE AROUND ME BETTER. ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT THEM. I TRY TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF MY FAMILY.
AND GUESS WHAT?
IT’S NOT MY POWER!! IT’S GOD!! YOU DONNO YOUR TOMORROW ONLY GOD KNOWS. JUST WORK HARDER, SMARTER BE PERSISTENT AND NEVER LOSE HOPE. TOMORROW WILL BE BETTER. YOUR CONDITION IS NOT PERMANENT. IF GOD RAISED ME..WHY NOT YOU?? AND IF HE RAISED YOU WHY NOT BE A BLESSING?
TRUST THE PROCESS!! PRAY AND DON’T LOOSE HOPE!!
This is probably the best message this week because young boys and girls are opting for suicide when life gets too tough. So if he made it this far, be encouraged all will be well.