Renowned Kenyan radio presenter Felix Odiwuor, popularly known as Jalang’o, has been hosting a YouTube talk-show where the former “Papa Shirandula” actor invites various influential personalities in the country for a life-focused chat.
His guest list spreads from musicians to actors and even politicians like Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino who recently appeared in an episode.
In Wednesday’s episode, popular online comedian David Oyando aka Mulamwah made an appearance where he briefly opened up on his past life prior to his sudden rise to fame.
Among the things Mulamwah spoke about was how he got his now publicly-adopted stage name.
The Kitale-born comedian disclosed that he got his pseudonym from a former friend and colleague who often mispronounced famous American rapper Kendrick Lamar’s name when requesting Mulamwah to play his songs.
Over time, he adds, the workmate started jokingly calling him “Mulamwah” as an inside joke between the two of them, before he later took it up as his standup name.
“Tulikuwa tunafanya job na boy mwingine, kila time kila time alikuwa anapenda kuniambia ‘ebu niwekee hiyo ngoma ya Kendrick Mulamwah’, tukazoeana na yeye mpaka ikakuwa hivo…” he told Jalang’o.
He, however, explained that it became extremely difficult to find opportunities to showcase his talent in the field, which spurred his decision to share his jokes online as short video clips.
Last month, the budding comedian and nurse by profession was the talk of the town following his announcement that he had quit the jokes business due to constant harassment by online trolls.
In a viral video he uploaded various platforms, a teary-eyed Mulamwah also burnt down his signature jacket.
Days later he admitted that he was going through a rough time and that the negative comments he was getting online affected him psychologically especially since it was getting to his family.