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Eric Omondi regrets squandering his first million in two weeks

By Beth Nyambura December 21st, 2022 2 min read

Self-proclaimed President of Comedy Eric Omondi has revealed that he made his first million in his 20s but ‘misused’ it within two weeks.

Speaking exclusively to Nairobi News, the comedian said he got his first million one year after he joined Churchill Show in 2008.

“I touched my first million in 2009, and that was one year later in Churchill Live,” he said, adding that he was young and stupid.

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Eric Omondi
Eric Omondi

“I regret it a lot since I did not know how to spend money then. I misused it within two weeks. I bought a car and the change, I don’t know how I used it.”

Comedian Eric says the excitement almost cost him.

“You don’t know how to use that money because of excitement.

Eric said he got the one million bob from one TV gig by Airtel company.

“It pains me to date. The three years I got a lot of money but saved nothing,” he said.

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Eric Omondi
Eric Omondi

Eric revealed that his mentor, comedian Churchill sat him down and advised him to stop misusing money.

“Churchill realised that I was doing badly and he sat me down and told me to start investing in something,” he said

His message to upcoming artists is that they should save money, so they do not end up beggars years later.

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Although there are things Eric said he would do differently, he said he does not regret anything yet.

“I do not have any regret. I thank God so far. Looking back, I think I have just had a lot of favour from God or I am just lucky,” he said.

The comedian said he is investing more time working out to ‘look good’.

Eric will spend his Christmas day with his mum and attend his upcoming shows after Christmas.

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