Popular Mombasa musician Rojo Mo has been forced to sell biryani in Nairobi to survive the tough times brought about by the corona pandemic.
Speaking to Baraka FM, the Ameke hitmaker says he ventured into hotel business as a side hustle since there are no longer gigs and performances.
“I prepare biryani and other Swahili dishes which I supply to my clients here in Nairobi. This is how I am surviving until normalcy returns”, he revealed.
Rojo Mo relocated to Nairobi in 2019 after landing a role in local drama Selina.
He also revealed that he has a barbershop in Mombasa but the business has not been performing well especially after governor Ali Hassan Joho ordered the closure of all barbershops and salons in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Rojo Mo also complained about the conditions set by the Permanent Presidential Music Commission for artistes in order to benefit from the sh.100 million stimulus package for artists, actors, and musicians announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in April.
“Its a long and complicated process. You must compose a song about Corona and by the time it is reviewed, you might be dead from hunger ”, he lamented.
He also urged other artistes to venture into side hustles in order to survive.
“As an artist, you must not depend solely on music to survive. Venture into something else on the sides”, he said.