Controversial artiste Ringtone Apoko has yet dropped another bombshell for Kenyans after his recent interview on a popular TV station.
The singer disclosed how his strong desire to be wealthy, drive good cars and lead a successful life nearly saw him marry an old mzungu woman.
For those who don’t know, the musician came from a humble background with with mud-housing what he was accustomed to.
But that didn’t stop him from having enviable dreams, in particular, to live in a cemented house and have an expensive shoe collection.
The problem is that he was a virtual orphan (having never met his mother and father) he decided to get a plan to achieve his goals.
“I first went to Mombasa at age 14, to find a good life. I was told in Mombasa, there are older Mzungu women who marry young African men.”
He thought that having a white woman would become the route to achieving his dreams.
“Nilienda Mombasa kwa beach kutafuta mshosho Mzungu anibuyie gari, anipandishe ndege. Anifanye niishi kwa nyumba cemented, anifanye tu nikuwe msee kasonko,” he openly revealed.
When he arrived in Mombasa, Ringtone went to work asking a local there to help him get an American woman who could fund him but that wouldn’t happen as the local set him straight.
But the guy he talked to instead asked him to give his life to Jesus and forget the old Mzungu women.
“I told the man that the Jesus I have heard about is fake. But he convinced me to give it a try and that is how I started cleaning church pews in Makupa and went to high school where I started gospel music,” he explains.