“Nimesaidia Stivo kupata kazi at Safaricom” – Eric Omondi says music is not helping him

Stivo Simple Boy should pursue music for the sheer joy it brings him, as Eric Omondi suggests, given that he struggles to sustain himself as a professional musician.

The comedian revealed that he and his friends are actively raising funds to assist the rapper in overcoming his current financial challenges.

“We are organizing an online fundraising campaign, and I have reached out to a few of my friends to collectively gather at least 600k,” mentioned Eric Omondi in a conversation with Mungai Eve.

Furthermore, Eric explained their plan to support Stivo by covering his rent for a minimum of eight months, providing him with groceries to last for six months, and financing the recording of at least three songs.

“Our aim is to provide a lasting solution for Stivo, who has been trapped in this vicious cycle of finding a manager, only for them to abandon him later, leaving him in despair. Therefore, we intend to pay his rent for a duration of eight months, ensure he has groceries for at least six months, pay for three song recordings, and also help him secure a 9-to-5 job,” stated Eric.

Additionally, Eric Omondi shared that he has already secured a job for Stivo at Safaricom, where he will earn a monthly salary of Ksh65,000.

“We have found a job that pays Ksh65,000, a regular position at Safaricom. Stivo can wake up in the morning, go to work, and then head to the studio in the evening,” Eric explained.

When asked about how he managed to secure such a lucrative job for Stivo at Safaricom, considering his limited academic qualifications, Eric responded by mentioning the availability of various casual positions at the telecommunications company that offer good pay.

“Safaricom offers a range of jobs. It’s a large organization where people can work in casual or professional capacities. Everyone can find something to do,” clarified Eric.

During an interview in June 2022, Stivo disclosed that he did not pursue education beyond primary school. He admitted to being a slow learner and facing difficulties in school.

He attended school in Homa Bay County, from nursery to class seven, and took the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination in Kibera, Nairobi.

“I was one of those special children who struggled to grasp things quickly. I completed my studies up to class seven and then returned to Nairobi, where I enrolled in an eighth-grade equivalent class,” he shared.

After sitting for the KCPE, Stivo did not proceed to high school. Instead, he began engaging in menial jobs to sustain himself in the Kibera slums.