EXCLUSIVE: Samidoh: This is how I want to be remembered
Mugiithi singer Samuel Muchoki alias Samidoh wants to be remembered as someone who touched people’s lives.
The father of five is currently running his foundation under the Guitar ya Samidoh initiative.
In an interview with Nairobi News, he said the initiative aims at giving back to society mostly targeting poor families, and the youths through music and a sports tournament that will begin in two months time.
Samidoh also sponsors needy students from his former high school in Nyandarua county.
The musician said the initiative was inspired by his humble beginning where he was partially raised by the community after he lost his mother while in high school.
“We have also been recording music for a few upcoming artistes we identified like JN Gakuhi, 90k Kamso, wanjiru wa Wire and we will continue to do that,” he said.
Samidoh said he would want to live a positive legacy than being remembered for selfish agendas that have always been popularized by his enemies.
In the past few weeks, Samidoh and his wife Edday Nderitu distributed food items to vulnerable families affected by hippo invasion in Nyandarua County.
Speaking during the distribution in Kasuku area, Samidoh said marauding hippos occupying neighbouring Lake Ol Bollosat have been destroying residents’ crops, thereby limiting farming activities.
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“Residents of this area are facing numerous challenges, they are battling the effects of drought caused by minimal rainfall and stray hippos from the nearby lake encroaching on farmlands,” Samidoh said.
On his Facebook page, he borrowed a quote by Audrey Hepburn that talks about helping others.
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
He added that his initiative also also distributed avocado seedlings to over 450 needy families from Inooro Gatumbiro and Gatimu villages.
“The smiles on their faces is a reminder to never stop caring for those in need. Special thanks to My Family, Friends of Samidoh and everyone who made it a success,” Samidoh said.
In November last year, Samidoh also distributed exam materials to students at his former secondary school while on a mentorship program.