- Stivo Simple Boy
Kenyan Musician Steven Otieno, AKA Stivo Simple Boy on Monday August 3, gave insights on his musical journey including how his family had benefitted from his talent.
Speaking in an interview on Jalango TV, the Heshimu Ndoa hitmaker stated that since his songs went mainstream, he had landed a number of opportunities to perform.
He recalled that the most he had been paid for a performance was Ksh 50,000 for an event at the Kenyatta International Convention Center (KICC) which he used to help his parents living in the countryside.
"My parents live in ushago (countryside) where they have water problems, so I sent them the money to dig a well to easily get water for their home use," he disclosed.Kenyan musician Stivo Simple Boy photographed on April 11, 2020
Stivo Simple Boy further stated that his parents were proud of his music career noting that it was not the case when he first started.
"My parents used to complain to me when I tell them that I want to do music and they would tell me that it was witchcraft. These days they are very supportive," he stated.
He further addressed online comments he had been getting, touching on his appearance. The musician noted that he had learnt to deal the negativity having grown up in Kibra which had given him tough skin.
"When you do something, not everyone will love you. I will continue to work to please my fans," he stated.
He maintained that music is his passion adding that he will use it to keep campaigning against drug abuse and crime that have affected many young people in Kibera slums due to unemployment and poverty.
Stivo Simple Boy advocated for young people to put in hard work in their various hustles and avoid ills such as drugs and crime.
During the interview, the rapper made it clear that he was not currently dating and he was content with life at the moment.
He further stated that he was looking to grow his music and even source for collaborations with international artists.
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