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WATCH: ‘Kaskie Vibaya’ hitmaker, Fathermoh reflects on humble beginnings and musical success- Exclusive

Gengetone sensation Moses Otieno, widely known by his stage name Fathermoh, recently opened up about his journey from humble beginnings to musical stardom in an exclusive interview with Nairobi News.

The “Kaskie Vibaya” hitmaker revealed that prior to his breakthrough in the music industry, he was involved in various hustles, including selling boiled eggs in the Eastlands area of Nairobi.

In the interview, Fathermoh shared insights into his early life, emphasising the lessons of humility instilled by his modest upbringing.

“I have always wished to be a star, and seeing even politicians vibing to my songs makes me happy,” he remarked.

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“I grew up in Komarock and started my journey as a businessman, selling shoes and even boiled eggs. Though we have risen above those days, my past has taught me the value of humility.”

Reflecting on his musical journey, Fathermoh expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support shown by Kenyan fans.

He credited his breakout song “Shamra Shamra” for propelling him into the spotlight, but acknowledged that “Kaskie Vibaya” has solidified his position in the industry.

Recounting the genesis of the viral hit, Fathermoh explained:

“We were just vibing with rapper Ssaru, arguing about some things, and then the song came about. It was not a big deal or like we were dissing anyone.”

Fathermoh is set to grace the stage at BoomFest 2024 Kenya Edition, scheduled for April 6th at the A.S.K Dome.

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The event, dedicated to celebrating the vibrant diversity of Kenyan music, will feature performances by 13 esteemed artists from the local music scene.

Among the stellar lineup for BoomFest Kenya 2024 are industry heavyweights such as Khaligraph Jones, Nadia Mukami, Arrow Bwoy, Femi One, Nameless, Bahati, Willy Paul, Ssaru, Boutross, Wakadinali, Buruklyn Boyz, and V-Be.

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Speaking during a press conference and brand meetup for the unveiling of BoomFest 2024 on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Nairobi Street Kitchen, Nameless expressed gratitude for the opportunity to share the stage with both seasoned veterans and emerging talents.

“I am representing the veterans in the industry, but we also have an amazing lineup of very young guys, and we have It is all Kenyan,” Nameless remarked.

“I want to inspire people and make them see that you can be in the industry for many years and still carry yourself well by respecting others and the business.”

Hosting the event will be radio personality, Mwalimu Racheal and Xclusive, with DJ Lyta spinning the decks to keep the energy high throughout the night.