In recent news, Colonel Mustafa, a well-known Kenyan artist, has revealed that he is currently working as a mjengo worker on a construction site. This news comes after a video of him went viral on social media showing him in his new job.
In a phone interview, Colonel Mustafa spoke candidly about his financial struggles and the need to take up a job to sustain himself. He revealed that he has not had any music performances or gigs since April 2022, which has made things financially difficult for him.
To make matters worse, he shared that his mother is currently battling cancer and is undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Colonel Mustafa is working hard to help his mother during this challenging time.
Since the video went viral, many Kenyan artists have reached out to Colonel Mustafa expressing their concern and questioning why he did not open up to them. Despite the criticism he has faced over the drastic change in his lifestyle, some have come to his defense, arguing that Mustafa is only human and that life can sometimes bring about ups and downs.
Colonel Mustafa’s situation sheds light on the struggles that many artists face in the music industry. It highlights the need for support systems that can provide assistance to artists during hard times. As artists continue to grapple with the challenges brought on by the ongoing pandemic, it is important for society to recognize the importance of supporting and uplifting artists in times of need.