Jimwat aka Jimwizy has never shied away from talking about the effects alcohol has had on his health, career and family life.
Speaking to Ala C who was with him as their careers were picking up, he said his love and dependence on alcohol started when he was in high school.
‘‘ I was in Chinga boys which is in Othaya. In form two nikaskia kuna kitu inaitwa mzinga so tukaanza kuitisha, at the time I did not even know what alcohol was."
For Jimwat to deal with the babes and all that came with fame, he sought the assistance of alcohol to help bring up his alter ego.
"After high school, the attention from women/girls was very much. At that time I was very naïve but it helped me but it was also bad because I was nervous before girls and my fans.
That is when I remembered how we used to take alcohol back in high school in form 2 so I started taking tots to calm me down. The drinking became too much.
If I was performing once in a month I would only drink once but the more the shows increased the more I drank. I never knew I was becoming an alcoholic but people close to me did. They saw how hard I was drinking and I thank God they helped me." Jimwat told Ala C
He went ahead and said that the truth is, one has to accept to change because others can't force you to change.
"I had gone so far in life but I was going in the wrong direction, I had to go back to zero. My life was in the fast lane.
Accepting I was powerless and that I needed change is the first step.
If someone has no will to change they cannot change. It's also good to take one day at a time.''