Kenyan singer Vivian Wambui has revealed that two years ago she was extremely broke, despite her celebrity status. Vivian says she used to earn Ksh4, 000 a month from gigs, and after paying rent and other bills, she’d be left with only Ksh500 to survive on the entire month.
She took to social media to write: “I could not afford good clothing worth public appearances.”
The My Dream hit-maker said at one point she was turned away for dressing poorly to a concert she was to headline. The singer says, she’d go foodless for days, but DK Kwenye Beat would invite her for dinner or lunch with his family.
She wrote: “My songs were playing everywhere but deep inside, I was in agony. My room had no seats, I sat on the floor. Today, I thank God for everything I have.”