Award-winning comedian MC Jessy, has opened up on his harrowing experience and life journey in the streets of Nairobi to becoming an established comedian.
Talking to fellow comedian Felix Odiwuor aka Jalang’o on his popular Bonga na Jalas show, Jessy divulged how he has struggled to overcome barriers since leaving his motherland Meru to where he currently is.
He narrated how he once shared the streets of Nairobi with the street families as he lacked proper accommodation soon after relocating from Meru town.
“I used to sleep at the Sunbird bus stop in the storeroom, where loads are kept,” he said.
He soon ran into a friend whose father was a Member of Parliament, who thereafter introduced him to the father, and since then things have never been the same.
The friend took him to their house in Kileleshwa, and before he knew it, things had changed as he took the position of a house boy.
“I prepared breakfast for them in my first visit at their home and the MP liked it a lot,” he said.
“I could not leave the comfort of the house and decided to stay beyond the end of my visit. Before I knew it, I was a houseboy at Ebony apartment in Kileleshwa.” Added the comedian.
The funnyman also mentioned how he miraculously met his current employer and co-host in their Churchill raw show, Daniel Ndambuki aka Mwalimu King’ang’i.
“We met in a toilet. I told him I wanted to go back to Meru a different person and change the lives and mindsets of young people. Churchill and I brought the best event to Meru,” he said.
The row-show host also mentioned how Nasinzia hit-maker nameless once allowed helped him while he lacked what to put on.
“At one point in my life when I had two to three T-shirts to wear, this man @Namelesskenya allowed me to raid his closet and pick anything I wanted,” he disclosed.
“I used to be mtu wa mkono for this good friend of mine Juvinaris Chalo. We used to go and roll dredi za Nameless and that’s where we knew each other.” Added the comedian.