Rapper DNA has for the first time spoken how he failed terribly in the gospel industry and his struggles to make it in the industry.
The gospel artiste turned secular ruled the airwaves in the early 2000s with songs such as Banjuka, Maswali ya Polisi and Fimbo.
Reminiscing the old days, he shared a photo he took with his wife.
He captioned it,
#tbt With Besty.May 2010. @wangu_wess We were launching her first company, Fully Accessorize (jewelry and kitchenware). I was the graphics guy, photographer, videographer, booking agent for the live acts (drummers to keep the invited guests entertained), head of operations & driver. Never been a slacker, always been a backer of my friends’ dreams, with encouragement, ideas, money, and time.
DNA went ahead ho narrate how controversial Kiss FM presenter Andrew Kibe, who was a pastor back then, tried to help him push his work but nothing worked.
I had blown through my first big cheque two years before and my self-esteem had taken a serious hit. But I stayed busy, stayed in circulation. A little after this, after trying to be a gospel artist for a minute (didn’t work out for me), started a music distribution company that didn’t work out (selling urban music in Kenya is harder than selling dope), PS Andrew Kibe was a pastor at that time, and was my promotions partner through his church magazine…several other failed attempts..then I said fuck it, music is what I know…locked in and got it right.Dropped Maswali Mingi, Refigah&I made M’s from a studio in Kibra..and led the era of domination as part of Grandpa records..got bored..I wanted to be a billionaire and Kenyan raps weren’t going to take me there, stepped off, got the best piece of advice from the REALEST MrGoodVibes @genegrand I told him “I have a new biz, but I love music,what do you think” told me “FOCUS & BUILD a business, make music money💰 your pocket money” I did just that,also jumped off the roof with my Brother & Compadre THE MUJANJEST ONE @andrewkaggia got into building video games (yes) PS he’s about to cross a quarter billion YouTube views FOR ONE VIDEO.ups and downs, kept on.crossed a milli$ gross, then Besty and I crossed one&a half gross…”there is no rest for the restless”so as always after 5 minutes bored 😴 set myself up for the hardest I could think of and now I can’t stop,and one day I’ll be here posting impossible things and sitting on a billi$ but for now all I have to share is that.
Advising others trying to make it in the tough industry, he said,
THE THINGS THAT MATTER ARE SO FEW SO DO YOU BE TRUE F**K OPINIONS FREE YOURSELF FROM THE NEED TO BE WHO YOU WERE FIVE MINUTES AGO AND LIVE. LOVE FIERCELY, LOVE PEOPLE NOT STUFF,HELP A STRANGER,DEAL WITH YOUR ISSUES SO YOU STOP SUFFERING FOR NO GOOD REASON and finally HANG ON.