Jacky Vike aka Awinja really keeps her personal life very private. All you need to know about her is the content she is creating. Laugh and move on siz.

But this time, she has shared a part of her life about her father who passed away when she was still in school.

Taking Engage Mtaani to Jahmby Koikai she opened up about where they lived growing up and how much she hated it.


"Where I lived crushed my self-esteem. There if you lived a straight life, you were abnormal. There you had to have a man who was a thief to look good and all.

What hurt me the most was most of my friends are single mothers because their men were shot dead. And that made me hate the place I lived. I could not tell my parents because they were already struggling. I do not know how we survived because we ate every day and went to school. But we lived with so much debt. I used to wonder how many gods are there? Which God is this those in Lavington pray to? I hated living in a mud house." The actress narrated

Jacky then opened up about her father and how much of an alcoholic he was.

"My father was a very interesting guy. He would really embarrass us. He was a serious drunkard. There was not one day my mother would not be called to go pick her drunk husband. That was the norm it was not a big deal.


I remember there was a time in Majengo when a lorry full of alcohol fell, he came home so fast carrying alcohol and he told us to run fast. It was the plastic packaging and my dad told us to pick for him and we thought it was fun.

This one time my father, when we had closed school we went to wester. Coming back, my grandmother gave us chicken. There is this belief that if you want your hen to go astray, let it jump a broom and a mwiko and best believe it will come back. This time I forgot and the hen did not come back and we went out there looking for it in the ghetto. Back then there were no thieves.

When he came back at night this time sober, he was told the hen went missing and he said he's living his coming back. Kumbe he went to drink. Coming back he's singing that a thief has stolen and they will get his furry. My dad thought he has threatened the thieves and when the morning came no hen.


The next day in the morning, I went to class and my classmates started singing the song my dad was singing last night. The teacher asked them why they are making noise and the kids said that was the song my father was singing last night and they burst out into laugher. But for me, that thing hurt so bad." Jacky continued

He may have been a lover of his alcohol but he was a family man.

"But all in all, my father was the most loving and caring man, especially to his family. And he valued education so much.

If you wanted to find my father, you would always find him at Majengo bussa place.

I went to high school in Western and he still really struggles to pay school fees even when the salary was Comme ci, comme ├ža."

Then she told the story of how she lost her father and how the news was broken to her.

"One time, I knew my father coming to see me and on that day, the teacher came to call me from class and instead of going to the visiting area, I was called his office and I was told to go home.

I took a bicycle to ushago and my cousin told me my dad has passed on then I feel and my aunty told me to fall the same way when the body comes home.

My father came home one day saying he is feeling cold and my mum light the stove for him and he started warming up and they slept but he never woke up.

After the death of my father, I kept wondering how will I get by with school. But imagine we all went through and she did it all by herself. My mother is my pillar and strength and I would not be here without her."

The place I lived imenijenga sana and I would love to go back and inspire those that are there.