Eric Omondi has been termed the president of comedy but before he made it to that lofty title, he struggled a lot.
He was a popular but broke man. Something that we have seen with many Kenyan celebrities. Just after the death of Mzee Ojwang and Mswahili the comedian, the public found out that they were broke.
Such a sad reality and Eric Omondi says being a celebrity is tough.
“IF YOU’RE A PUBLIC FIGURE OR CELEBRITY AND STRUGGLING IN LIFE, IT’S EASY FOR YOU TO END UP BEING DEPRESSED. YOU CAN DO BAD THINGS SUCH AS STEAL TO GET YOUR DAILY BREAD BECAUSE YOU’RE POPULAR, AND YOU’LL SUFFER.
FIVE MONTHS AFTER I JOINED CHURCHILL SHOW, I BECAME VERY FAMOUS BUT WAS SO BROKE.”Eric says
Eric Omondi said being famous creates a certain image and expectation by fans that one struggles to match up to. He went on to narrate in an interview that boarding pubic transport was not easy for him as a celebrity.
WHENEVER I WENT TO BOARD A MATATU, PEOPLE WOULD THINK I’M SHOOTING SOMETHING.
With all the struggles he went through, the comedian is now celebrated all over. He has filled stadiums in Kenyan and halls abroad.
He seems to be doing just fine now that he has money and finally reconnected with his family publicly. I am sure now he is at peace knowing he can walk in malls with his son and baby mama Jacque Maribe bila stress.