10 Kenyan Artistes Who Started From The Bottom But Are Still Broke Today.

1 : Abbas Kubaff

The former K-South member has been rumored to have gone broke, and living under the care of a sugar mummy.

After performing shows worth as little as Ksh.2000, it is alleged that he ventured into an unrealistic business that failed, and he is selling selling bread at Ksh.3000.

2 : Jimw@t

The young “Under 18” hit maker’s misery began with his dalliance with the brown bottle.He recently almost lost his life after he was involved in a serious road accident.Jimw@t underwent surgery on his right leg, after he fractured both legs, and his right arm, and later had another operation for his left leg.On visiting him, philanthropic artist Jaguar promised to clear his operation bill and gave Jimw@t’s mother Sh80, 000 in cash.

3 : Cannibal

This flashy rapper almost got stuck in Dubai after a show he was to perform turned out to be a major flop as he found he was the only fan in the audience. The coast based rapper who relocated to Nairobi and formed an alliance with Prezzo had to plead for help to get a flight back to Kenya. This confirmed our fears that the artist is a hand to mouth celebrity. He is currently into politics in Mombasa vying for an MCA seat.

 4 :  Bobby Mapesa

He was once one of the most sought out Kenyan rapper despite his vulgar lyrics. But the alcoholic rapper has gone down the drain with no hit song to prove his lyrical prowess. He is rumored to live in Huruma near Mathare slums under huge financial crisis.

5 : Kantai

Who doesn’t know Kantai? He was once one of the best rappers in Kenya and even traveled abroad for some shows. His tribulations started when he could not control his alcohol cravings sliding to oblivion. He reported to having difficulties making ends meet and has become a permanent fixture in Rongai Shopping Centre. Kantai is working on making a comeback.

6 : Shaevy and Slice

The duo wowed us with the dancehall hit single “Gyal” that is said to have topped Jamaican charts! Their single received enormous airplay but the two remained in abject poverty.Shaevy is rumored to be a matatu conductor with the Kayole buses. He is also a regular beggar of weed and cigarettes in the streets from his fellow lost brothers. Apparently he lives in squalor in Kayole under massive financial troubles.

Slice on the other hand is said to be hard on weed and a jobless in the street. More shocking is that he sometimes goes insane as a result of drugs and he still lives in his parent’s home.

7 : Kalamashaka

These are the legends credited for starting hip-hop movement in Kenya. They were so popular that they traveled all over the world. But currently, they are totally broke, one of their group member is rumored to sell njugus in pubs around Umoja estate.

8 :  Circuit and Joel

They are famous for the vulgar song “Manyake” that was banned in some TV stations. Despite their once famous hit, they have nothing to show for it. The two cousins separated and each launched his own music career but things didn’t work out. Sources reveal that these two former super-stars are in a financial crisis.

9 : Uncle Konias

Uncle Konias of the “Merimela” hit song is also rumored to be broke. Merimela is one of the most pirated songs in Kenya despite the massive airplay that it received. The young artist still lives in Kibera slums under abject poverty.

10 : CMB Prezzo

The lad is known to flaunt his wealth with abandon. What many don’t know is that Prezzo is not as rich as he appears. Controversial socialite confirmed this when she went all ballistic on Prezzo calling him a broke mama’s boy.

Jaguar is also reported to have said:

‘’I support him. He is broke and he badly needs the cash. He is better in modeling, acting and flossing than he is at music.’’