Oprah Winfrey once wisely said, “If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.” These words resonate deeply with Franklin Mark Gogo, better known as MC Gogo, a captivating TikTok hype man, as he navigates the uncharted waters of his newfound celebrity. While striving to heed Winfrey’s advice, MC Gogo grapples with a myriad of challenges, and one significant obstacle is his interactions with women.
At the age of 25, MC Gogo is pursuing a degree in Counselling and Sociology at Kenyatta University. His meteoric rise to fame can be attributed to his exceptional talent as a voice artist. With a resonant voice and a knack for delivering humor infused with relatable truths, he has enraptured audiences, often complementing his performances with a DJ’s set.
MC Gogo’s popularity has not only garnered attention from DJs seeking collaborations but has also made him a sought-after host for nightclubs. However, along with adoration comes unwarranted attention from women, including encounters with his ex-girlfriend.
Reflecting on these challenges, MC Gogo acknowledges the complexities posed by women, particularly in Nairobi. He recounts instances where he has been approached in peculiar ways, admitting, “Ladies do bother me in some weird ways. I am not sure if that’s what they call crushing, but you find a lady is too obsessed with you that she can’t even comprehend.”
One incident left MC Gogo visibly uncomfortable during an event at a Nairobi nightclub. He describes an unsettling encounter with a lady who stared at him incessantly, seemingly entranced like a zombie, momentarily disrupting his focus.
Furthermore, MC Gogo discloses how another woman attempted to undermine his current relationship. This individual approached his girlfriend, inquiring about her knowledge of him, despite their lack of proximity. Recognizing her intent to cause tension, he decided to sever ties with her, understanding the motive behind her actions.
Interestingly, MC Gogo’s ex-girlfriend unexpectedly reached out to him, motivated by viral video clips of his performances. She sought to leverage his fame to gain credibility among her friends. Following their conversation, they managed to maintain a cordial friendship.
Amidst the frenzy created by these encounters, MC Gogo commends his girlfriend of over a year for her understanding of his profession and its demands. Their mutual understanding of the pressures he faces enables them to navigate unnecessary scrutiny together.
To cope with the overwhelming attention from women, MC Gogo has set personal boundaries. As a naturally talkative and friendly person, he tends to engage in conversations with anyone, even strangers. However, he recognizes the potential misconceptions this can create, making it crucial for him to define his limits.
Additionally, MC Gogo addresses a recent viral skit in which he humorously mocks instances where girlfriends cheat on their boyfriends by claiming male friends or acquaintances as ‘besties’ or ‘brothers.’ While he acknowledges the prevalence of such situations in the city, he also recognizes individuals who remain true to themselves and do not engage in such behavior.
In conclusion, MC Gogo’s journey to fame has been accompanied by numerous challenges, particularly in his interactions with women. Despite the complexities, he remains grounded and focused, adhering to the advice imparted by Oprah Winfrey. With the support of his understanding girlfriend and the establishment of personal boundaries, MC Gogo continues to thrive in his career while staying true to himself.