Erastus Ayieko Otieno popularly known as Flaqo says his parents did not support his talent. Flaqo is commonly known for his online skits featuring Mama Otis and her family.

Speaking on YouTube, Flaqo said he has always been alone.

“To be honest, I have always been alone and nobody has ever believed in myself except me,” he said.

Flaqo says his parents always wanted him to study and get a career. In an interview with Radio Jambo’s Massawe Jappani, Flaqo also said that his parents wanted him to be a doctor.

“All of a sudden you are a cartoon, I don’t undesrtand why you are a cartoon. Just take time and think about it and change. My mum wanted me to be a doctor, and I even did a public health course in campus. My mum started introducing me as a doctor,’

In a past interview, he said his mum was very tough and did not take whatever he was doing seriously until recently.

He said the character Mama Otis was heavily influenced by his mum.

Flaqo is one of the best comedians the country has and currently has partnered with the Communications Authority of Kenya.