Governor Mutua recalls his life in film industry in interesting TBT post

By Collins Osanya On Thu, 22 Jul, 2021 21:27 | 2 mins read
Alfred Mutua
Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua at a past function. PHOTO | COURTESY

Machakos Governor Doctor Alfred Mutua has revealed that he was the producer/man behind Beba Beba, a popular TV show that used to air on a local TV station.

Taking to his twitter page on Thursday, July 22, Mutua told his followers that he was inspired to come up with the show after he was involved in a traffic incident with a matatu.

“I came up with BebaBeba TV show after a Matatu blocked me while heading to my Golden Dreams Company offices. I wrote the first season and with my friend Victor Muniafu, we cast for the show at the National Theatre. I co-produced it with NTV. We need to rerun it,” Mutua said.

Mutua who has said that he will vie for the country’s presidency come 2022 has been on a popularisation tour meeting up with artists who enjoy a huge youthful following and influence.

Earlier today, the governor shared photos of himself hanging out with Tanzanian and Bonga Flava musician Rayvannny at the musician’s studio.

“I recently met humble and talented Rayvanny in his studio. We share a birthday – August 22nd. We spent an afternoon singing, sharing life experiences and how to promote upcoming artists from Kenya and Tanzania. I will soon be unveiling my fresh program for the support of the arts,” Mutua said.

However, hours after Mutua shared photos of him with Rayvanny, Kenyan artist Jacob Obunga, otherwise known as Otile Brown dismissed claims that he held discussions with Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua.

Through his Instagram page, the Machakos governor had on Monday, July 19 shared photos alongside the singer, noting that they held talks and vowed to support him and other Kenyan artistes.

“I had a wonderful time interacting with one of Kenya’s successful and talented music artists Otile Brown. We shared jokes, aspirations and mambo ya maisha. I got to learn of his humble beginnings and his quest to do well,” Mutua wrote.

Adding; “He is currently completing a video of his new song which features Tanzanian singer Darasa. The sky is the limit. I will support him and other Kenyan and East African artists grow and also ensure they receive their dues. As a filmmaker and supporter of the arts, I am a believer in the financial growth of artists.”

However, Otile Brown dismissed the claims clarifying that they did not hold any form of discussions, further hitting out at the county boss for riding on his wave.

“Don’t try riding on my lil wave, I’m not with all that bs… We ain’t friends, we didn’t discuss anything. You asked for a picture and that’s all… I wonder,” Otile wrote.

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