Mombasa-based artiste Susumila has said that the reason he named his 3-month-old new born after Governor Joho is because he has been like a father to him.

‘My son is three months old and I have named him after Governor Joho.’

Asked on why he chose to call his son that, Sususmila explained.

‘ I have known Joho for a very long time and he has been like a dad to me. My dad passed away and Joho ndiye baba niliyebaki naye duniani.’

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His admission comes just days after he said that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho funded his new project with Mbosso titled ‘Sonona’.

Speaking during an interview with Word Is, the Mombasa based artist explained that the project which was worth around Sh1.3 million was fully funded by Joho.

‘Music production is expensive.” Said Susumila.

mbosso and Susumila

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He said ‘Sonona’ means disappointment and feeling like you are down.

“Like you want something but you can’t have it. We shot the video in Dar es salaam,” he said.

Previously, the governor had funded his other project with Lava Lava, titled “Warembo”, but Susumila says the record label 001 Music is not owned by Joho.

“It is a record label founded by myself and three other people, it’s a partnership. Joho does not own any record label,” he said.

The ‘Ngoma Itambe’ hit maker says he has been friends with Joho for over 15 years.

“We are friends and he knows my potential and that’s why he supports me.

I have been with him since 2,005 when he was campaigning for a Member of Parliament seat.

I’m a loyal friend and I don’t campaign for anyone other than him. I believe in him and I believe in his ideologies.”

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