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Exclusive: Colonel Mustapha explains his biggest regrets while famous

Colonel Mustapha is setting his sights on a brighter 2024 following a challenging 2023 marked by his mother’s illness and personal struggles in the music industry.
Despite facing hardships, born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, Colonel Mustapha expresses gratitude for currently being in a stable mental state.

Colonel Mustafa’s compelling narrative, including his time working at a construction site, captivated the public’s attention, leading to months of trending status starting from April 2023.
In a recent interview with Nation.Africa , the once-celebrated hitmaker openly shared his hardships, heightened by the responsibility of caring for his ailing mother, Fatuma Idd in her battle against stage 2 Lymphoma cancer.

1: How are you feeling, and what is the current status of your mother’s health?

“Mentally, I am good. My Mum is doing great now. She has recovered from Cancer thanks to you and other media outlets and the fans for the immense support you have given us in finance and kindness.
By sharing my story, you saved my mother and my entire family. I will forever be grateful. She is fine for now thank God. We did a PET scan, and the results were good. She will be for a check-up every month but she is out of danger.
(A positron emission tomography (PET) scan is an imaging test that can help reveal the metabolic or biochemical function of your tissues and organs.)

2: Were the commitments made to you honoured, or were they merely for public relations?
Haha, well, all I can say for now is that 70% of the people did honour the pledges. I will not be specific on who did this and who did not but I will assume that those that didn’t, maybe they weren’t able to. Right now, all I want to say is thank you to anyone who came through and showed support through financial or even prayers.
I’ve recently released a comeback EP just recounting about the recent past featuring singles such as “Umenikumbuka” and “Mpe Muda.”
I’m now gearing up for deserving collaborations set to be unveiled early 2024.
Additionally, I’m delving into the fashion and clothing business, which I’ll be sharing more details about on my social media platforms.
Music has consistently been my anchor, and fans can anticipate a lot more from Colonel Mustafa.
The overwhelming support I’ve received has been incredible, and I’m grateful for the happiness and love people express in having me around.

3: What is your greatest regret in life so far and what do you now want to do better?
My greatest regret is not valuing my tomorrow. Not investing well was the biggest mistake I ever made. I ate life with a big spoon back then and that I know will not ever be recovered. Not valuing tomorrow and spending my money on parties and women, I didn’t invest my money. All I can say is that I was young and stupid. My advice to upcoming musicians is to invest heavily when they can. Fame and money come and go and it’s upon us to learn how to use the opportunities correctly.

4: What did you study in school and is it helpful right now?
Education is very key in all aspects of life. I did public relations and it’s helpful because I know how to communicate and interact with everyone. Even when it comes to my music, it has been helpful. I also relate with my bosses and even during concerts or when planning for work, you have to be patient enough to be able to handle some life challenges that come along with how you relate with people.

5: Your romantic journey has faced challenges. Have you discovered the ideal partner for yourself?
“Love encompasses numerous aspects, and I don’t perceive myself as unlucky but rather as someone who didn’t navigate the dating scene correctly.
The past is behind me, and it’s time to redirect my attention. Currently, my priority has been my mother, who is now in better health, and I’m feeling more positive.
I aspire to marry a woman who holds a strong reverence for faith, respects both me and herself, and values my family.