Legendary Kenyan musician Colonel Mustapha has appealed for help from well-wishers to be able to take care of his ailing mother.
In an interview with Eve Mungai, Mustapha mentioned that he needs a job or capital to start a business so that he can put food on the table and pay a few bills.
He noted that his biggest headache right now is his mother’s expensive treatment as she is suffering from cancer.
“I don’t consider doing music; I need a job, something I can do, to help myself. I can manage a club, I can run a shop and I also have a shop that almost closing down because ‘nimekula stock yote,”.
“For now we have not registered a till number but they can still send it to my number 0722803924 –Daud Mustaspha.
“If I get ways to restock it I can continue running it,” he mentioned.
He went ahead to reveal that he had done ‘Mjengo’ jobs for close to a year and he used to keep it a secret due to his status in the society.
He admitted that his music career has not been doing well and whenever he releases a song it flops adding that he never earns from his previous hit songs.
"Mziki haijakuwa ikifanya vizui, kila nikitoa muziki inakataa."he added.
According to Mustapha, his tribulations began in 2020, during the Corona period.
"Ilianzia between Nairobi Diaries ikashikana na corona which killed everything but I tries so hard. I took up mjengo work to help out mum because mimi bila yeye sijui."
"There is a time I tried seeking help but friends screenshot to send, but I did a lot to stop that."
The rapper further explained that his mother has been ailing for some time and she is always in and out of Hospital for Chemotherapy.