Rojo Mo Talks funny situations, fans and about how grateful he is to his mother.
What’s your favourite place on earth?
Home, where I rest my head. When I’m there, I’m calm and at peace.
What albums are you listening to other than your own music?
I’m currently listening to new music from Nyashinski and the Bongo artiste Professor Jay.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
I can’t live without eating. (Laughs).
What do you dream about?
I dream about getting my family and myself out of the ghetto.
What’s the best thing about being an entertainer?
Free stuff. Fans who recognise me and appreciate my music are always offering to pay for either my food if I’m at a restaurant or even my hospital bills. I’m always humbled and surprised by it.
Maybe I should change professions.
(Laughter) For real. But that has been my experience.
What’s the worst?
When I was starting out, I would get negative comments that weren’t creative criticisms. They weren’t critics that would build me as an artiste. It was just hating. Just plain negative comments.
What keeps you up at night?
Watching movies and cramming scripts. I’m an actor as well so if I am preparing for a shoot cramming scripts is what will keep me up at night.
If you could travel back in time what era would it be and who would you hang out with?
The Egyptian era. I would want to hang out with the Pharaoh Khufu. I just enjoy Egyptian movies; the culture. I just find it so cool. Maybe he’d even allow me to marry one of his daughters. (Laughs)
What’s the most precious thing in your wardrobe?
I keep a cool watch collection so that would be it.
What made you laugh this week?
Si kwa ubaya lakini pia si kwa uzuri, (laughs), niliona mahali mtu alijaribu kurukia kitu ilikuwa inakaa mawe lakini ilikuwa sponge. (No offence, but I saw someone trying to step on what looked like a stone when it was actually a sponge.) I was in a matatu and I saw the whole thing. It kept me laughing lakini si kitu nzuri. (It’s not a good thing to laugh about.) (Laughs).
Who/What is your biggest inspiration?
That would be my late mum. She made sure that my siblings and I went to school. I know we don’t appreciate school when we’re attending but in time you come to realise just how important it is. So I really appreciate my mum for making us go to school.