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Flaqo as Mama Otis
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Kenyan comedian Erastus Ochieng, popularly known as Flaqo revealed that in the last two years he has made over Sh20 million.

Speaking in an interview over the weekend, Flaqo said that, at the peak of his career, he landed so many endorsement deals that it was turned into music lyrics by rapper Paul Baraka alias Breeder Lw.

“I think it (money earned) could be around Sh20 million…I have not been making those calculations but there’s a way to check the records…I think it's approximately Sh20 million…that is during that Covid-19 time.” The young star said.

He added that the money derailed him because people had different goals as he explained that if you are a creative whose sole intention is to make money out of comedy then go for it.

He continued to explain that it was not why he started in the first place adding that was making so much money such that Breeder sang God please give me money like Flaqo.

It hit me because that is not why I was doing art and the more the money the less you enjoy it because you try to fit it into your art and what it most likely does is that it takes away the artistic value and humour,” the comedian opened up.

Flaqo added that he felt more satisfied that his brand created employment for many people, some of whom he doesn’t know.

That is the mindset I had but I started losing it when the millions started coming. Money can really corrupt your heart,” he stated.

He explained why he took a break from social media after his fans started criticising him online to a point where he felt very bothered disclosing that sometimes he would hear voices of very nasty comments from his fans and despite acting like he was unaffected; the voices tore him down.

However, Flaqo said that his social media pages remained active thanks to the many videos he had in his archive.

Flaqo now has made a comeback with a new show titled Saturday Dosage which he will release every Saturday on his YouTube channel.

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