Kenyan comedian Mulamwah recently found himself at the center of controversy when popular content creator and TikToker Brian Chira called him out for refusing to take a selfie together after a chance meeting at the Kenya National Theatre.
According to Chira, Mulamwah declined the photo opportunity, citing concerns about being associated with someone he considered scandalous.
This upset Brian Chira, who took to his TikTok live sessions to express his frustration and remind Mulamwah of his humble beginnings and the role he played in his rise to fame.
In a recent interview with Mungai Eve, Mulamwah shed light on his decision, emphasizing the importance of maintaining a positive image both online and offline.
He said that the content people create on social media platforms, such as the explicit material Chira shares on TikTok live, reflects on their real-life persona.
Mulamwah expressed his unwillingness to associate with individuals who engage in inappropriate behavior on social media, stating that he cannot befriend someone who performs explicit acts while being cheered on by viewers.
The comedian urged the young generation on TikTok to learn from their online experiences and recognize that the fame they acquire can either benefit themselves and society or have adverse effects.
Mulamwah expressed his willingness to collaborate with Chira once he rectifies his mistakes and demonstrates a more respectful approach to content creation.
Mulamwah further emphasized that taking photos with Chira before he corrects his behavior would send the wrong message to his followers, potentially tarnishing his own brand and reputation.
He advised Chira to clean up his act and show respect, as being associated with someone who engages in inappropriate content could negatively impact Mulamwah’s influence on those he seeks to inspire.