People are just waiting for me to fail so that they can celebrate – Samidoh

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 27 Nov, 2023 12:29 | 2 mins read
Samidoh before and after fame. PHOTOS/Facebook/samidohofficial

Samidoh says he draws inspiration to work extra hard from critics who are just waiting for him to fail so that they can pop champagne.

The Mugithi singer, who had a very busy schedule this past weekend, explained that he was pushing himself to the limit because he feared failing.

Samidoh had a gig in Utawala, Nairobi on Saturday night November 25, 2023, and on Sunday morning he was hitting the road to attend the inaugural Lake Ol’Bolossat marathon held in Nyandarua County.

In a post on social media, Samidoh explained that he was attending events back to back because he knew his critics were just waiting for him to fail so that they could celebrate.

"From utawala to Nyandarua for Lake ol’ Bollosat conservation marathon..its a back to back weekend no sleep.! Kwanza nikikumbuka vile mnangojaga kinirambe😜😂 najituma kujituma," Samidoh wrote.

Poverty

Samidoh rose from abject poverty to become rich and famous against insurmountable odds.

His success story is one of sheer determination driven by the pain of penury and the loss of his parents.

The Mugithi singer was born in Subukia, Nakuru county in 1990 to a peasant family, his mother raised five boys as a single parent after the death of their father.

The death of Samidoh’s father marked a dark chapter in his family as they were kicked out of their property by his dad’s extended family.

His mother bought land in Oljororok using pension money she was given after his father's death.

Samidoh was briefly forced to drop out of school in class seven.

He became a herder to earn the family an extra coin, his first salary was a meagre Ksh300 per month.

“Since we were helpless he became a herder for six months where I was paid Ksh300” Samidoh during a past interview with Betty Kyallo.

A friend of Samidoh’s mother took him in after she saw how he was suffering working as a herder. She enrolled him to Kieni primary school where he completed his primary education.

Samidoh lost his mother while he was in form one. He completed his secondary education courtesy of his benefactor who paid his fees.

After high school, he traveled to Nairobi to join his brother who was a drummer for a popular Kikuyu musician Kamande wa Kioi who had a music band.

He later joined Kenya Polytechnic University where he pursued Business Information Technology.

Samidoh joined the Kenya National Police Service after a successful recruitment exercise, he is currently a police constable.

His music career picked up while he was in the police service. His breakthrough came when he released “We Do Wi Cama” which was the first HD video done by a Kikuyu Benga artiste.

The song got massive airplay from local media and he had the privilege to perform in countries like Qatar, Dubai and the UK.

At the moment, Samidoh is among the highest-earning musicians in Kenya.

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