OJ Opens Up on Hitting Rock Bottom After Citizen TV Exit

  • Dennis Mugo AKA OJ during an episode of his YouTube show Aki si Poa
    Dennis Mugo AKA OJ during an episode of his YouTube show Aki si Poa
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  • Former Tahidi High actor Dennis Mugo popularly known as OJ disclosed how he squandered the money he made from the show.

    During an episode of a show on his YouTube channel, OJ explained that he did not invest the salary he earned from the show and other jobs he got from the fame that came from his character on Tahidi High.

    OJ stated that he would get well-paying hosting jobs and advertisements from big brands that paid him well.

    "I made my first million, but what did I do with it? nothing," he confessed.

    A file image of Former Tahidi High actor Denis Mugo alias OJ
    A file image of Former Tahidi High actor Denis Mugo alias OJ
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    He regretted that he didn't achieve the things he wanted in his life due to bad habits which included taking alcohol as he did not save money.

    "The celebrity mentality got into my head. I was a big name and the fame left as fast as it came.

    "After the show ended, I started to wonder why the people who were calling me for jobs were not looking for me anymore," he stated.

    He admitted that he got into a downward spiral due to alcoholism that made him burn through his money.

    "I got a son during that time but we later separated with my wife due to my alcohol problem.

    "I got to a point to my life where I had depression due to my situation," he stated. 

    OJ also opened up on his childhood where he revealed that he was a troubled teen raised by a single mother 

    "I started smoking cigarettes in Form Two and later got into using alcohol from chang'aa to high-end spirits as well," he disclosed.

    In a previous interview, OJ disclosed that when he left Tahidi High,he delved into the advertising industry to work as a creative director for different adverts. Some of the companies he has worked for include Take 2 Communications and Triple Edge Media. 

    Dennis Mugo AKA OJ during the shooting of his YouTube show in August 2020.
    Dennis Mugo AKA OJ during the shooting of his YouTube show in August 2020.
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