Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK ) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ezekiel Mutua has promised to help former musician Colonel Mustafa.
Mustafa went viral after someone secretly shot a video of him working at a construction site.
Speaking to Mpasho in an exclusive interview, Musttafa revealed that he'd been forced to hustle as his mom has cancer and the hospital bills had taken a toll on him.
His story moved a lot of Kenyans, Ezekiel being one of them.
The MCSK CEO has commended Mustafa for not wallowing in a state of despair or giving up as other celebrities do.
"Someone please inbox me Mustafa's number. I have mad love and respect for people who face life head on and do what a man has got to do to put food on the table," the first part of Dr. Ezekiel's post read.
He went on to add that there was no shame in hustling as it was a better option than other things that people out there do.
"There is absolutely no shame in taking up a mjengo project to feed yourself and your loved ones," Ezekiel emphasized.
Mutua pointed out that he loved the attitude the former artiste exuded and he was more than willing to support him due to that.
"Unlike other celebrities, Mustafa has refused to wallow in self-pity and is not ashamed of his hustle. And by the way, mjengo is not necessarily for failures.
It is not slavery. What I love is the positive attitude. This is the kind to be supported." The last of Ezekiel's post read.
As of Saturday 6th, May a group of well-wishers, steered by Fauz Khalid had raised over Sh600, 000 for the rapper and his family.
Khalid has been giving updates on the progress of the funds drive and by Saturday night, Mustafa’s mobile phone wallet had reached capacity.
“We are at Sh600,000. Those trying to send cash and failing should try after midnight as he (Mustafa) has surpassed his daily limit. A pay bill will be up by Monday I am speechless!!” Khalid said.
He went ahead to thank Kenyans who have come out to help Colonel Mustafa and his family.
Joining in the course, veteran artist Nameless has shared that they've set up a paybill medical fund for raising funds for Mustafa's mom. He also revealed that they'd been talking to him behind the scenes to see how they could help set him back on his feet.
After going viral Mustafa had appealed to Kenyans to help him get a job or revamp his shop which was almost closing due to a lack of capital.