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.

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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.

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DNA and 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.

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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.

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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.

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