Jalang’o Responds to Edgar Obare’s ‘Wash Wash’ Claims

  • File image of Milele FM presenter Felix Odiwour (Jalang'o/Heavy J Baba)
    File image of former Milele FM presenter Felix Odiwour (Jalang'o/Heavy J Baba)
  • Celebrated radio personality and comedian Felix Odiwuor alias Jalang’o has refuted claims by city blogger, Edgar Obare, that he is part of a syndicate involved in money laundering.

    Speaking during the Kiss 100 morning show with his co-host, Kamene Goro, Jalang'o said that he is not a party to a syndicate involved in printing and distributing fake currencies in the country.

    Blogger Obare, who has been making headlines for 'exposing' celebrities for wrongdoings, had accused the comedian turned radio presenter of being a silent partner in the vicious enterprise in Nairobi.

    However, Jalang’o deconstructed the allegations, attributed his wealth to a strong work ethic. He opened up on his multiple streams of revenue.

    For starters, he affirmed that his salary at Kiss 100 FM was already lucrative.

    Additionally, Jalang’o narrated that he was a brand ambassador for five tops brands, including Safaricom’s Okoa Jahazi and Velvex.  

    He added that companies that hire him, ranging from financial organisations, boutiques, fast-moving consumer goods and construction, always pay him handsomely.

    Kiss FM presenter Kamene Goro pictured in the studio.
    Kiss FM presenter Kamene Goro pictured in the studio.

    "As you speak today, I think I'm a brand ambassador to almost five top brands. A brand ambassador, not influencer, for influencing I have a thousand and one. I'll tell you easily, there's a time I drive in this town and I see a billboard literally every single place, those things pay," Jalang'o stated.

    Jalang’o also revealed to Kamene that he owns and runs a marketing agency that employs 20 staff members, whose income is both pensionable and taxable. The firm, he said, runs above and below the line marketing strategies to satisfy its clientele’s requirements.

    In the breakfast show, the entertainer also stated that he makes three to four club appearances, which pay him as well.

    Moreover, he is the proprietor and host of Jalang’o TV. He added that the channel generates revenue from the number of views accrued.

    In the first three months of running the channel, the radio personality noted that it brought in Ksh1.2 million from YouTube alone.

    “I have never stolen from anyone or got involved in fraud. For me, it is all about hustle,” Odiwuor asserted.

    He emphasized that there was no substitute for hard work while revealing he had never been at the comfort of his home by 7:00am, unless he was on vacation or over the weekend. His working hours begin at 4:00 am and last through the dead of the weeknights.

    On Friday, August 27, blogger Edgar Obare released a controversial thread on his pages of social sharing platforms.

    It 'exposed' the world of money laundering, scamming, fake currencies and fraud. The release also featured prominent names, augmented with photos for emphasis.

    Jalang'o was implicated in the reveal and accused of being active in the mentioned fraud syndicate.

    Blogger Edgar Obare pictured on September 5, 2020.
    Blogger Edgar Obare pictured on September 5, 2020.
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