Singer Otile Brown may put a brave face in public, but behind the scenes he is hurting for the fact that his mother is not alive to witness his success.
Otile’s mum passed away when he was only 12, forcing him to sell Changaa to earn a living. It is made by fermentation and distillation from grains like millet, maize and sorghum, and is very potent.
Fast forwa,rd the ‘Chaguo La Moyo’ hit maker is making great strides in his life. He recently released his latest jam Baby Love featuring Vera Sidika but the only thing he wishes is that his mother was around so that he could spoil her.
His new video Baby Love featuring Vera Sidika has garnered more than half a million views in just two days. He wished his mother was here to witness his success.
In an interview with Daily Nation sometime back, the singer confessed how losing his mum affected his life. He said
“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. 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,”
Like many orphaned children, Otile had to do what he had to put food on the table and a roof over his head. His success is a true manifestation that our past does not determine our future.