It is a cinch that if Entertainer Eric Omondi is not fingering girls of questionable repute on camera in the name of reality TV, then he is inarguably one of the best comics in the Country and one would dare say, continent
His skits and influencing skills have endeared him to fans and businesses alike. His latest is a song featuring Congolese legend Awilo Longomba who has recently churned a killer collabo alongside Konde Gang CEO Harmonize
The lyrics of the song take a dig at Nairobi Slay queens brought up in average setups suddenly seeking expensive lifestyles financed by men
“Msichana ametoka Rongai
Anataka Shopping Dubai
Kisha twende na Mumbai
Sherry oooh oohhh
Baadaye Nairobi Dundaing
Ninunue Nyumba na Ndai
Hiyo tote mothema na ngai ooooh
Sherry oooh oohhh,”
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Omondi has in the recent past revealed that societal expectations pinned on fame are driving many young, upcoming acts over the edge.
According to the comic, many comedians in Kenya live hand to mouth and are struggling to make ends meet.
He narrated that as he started on the much-acclaimed Churchill Show, he was famous but broke.
Eric who won the Best Comedian in Africa (2019) award explained that it took the intervention of the show’s host, Daniel Ndambuki alias Churchill, for him to get a manager, so he can, at least, learn how to spread his wings.
“If you are a public figure with no steady income, chances are high that you will sink into depression. You have nowhere to go considering your celebrity lifestyle. It eats you up from within.
“I remember when I started featuring in Churchill Live, in the first five months, I was very famous but very broke. I could not walk in the streets. I would board matatus and many would think I was shooting an episode but in the real sense, I had nothing. I was soaking in sweat.
“We need mentors. I didn’t know the modalities of getting by, I had just come from Kisumu. I asked Churchill why I was famous and dead broke and he taught me how to make extra cash by scouting for events and making savings.
“Churchill asked me to look for a manager so he can get me shows, and I did exactly that. Soon I had discovered how I could use my talent to better my life. These upcoming entertainers whether comedians or musicians need mentors, someone to talk to,” said Omondi.