Embarrassing moments. There’s simply no way to avoid them.
Just like you and me, your favourite celebs have had their fair share of embarrassing moments. Here are some of those moments of shame for a host of Kenya’s music artistes and Djs.
Kush Tracey – Hot pants to wet pants
I once had too much coffee and then went to a public event. As time went by, I suddenly got pressed and the cloakrooms were a distance away so I held on. The crowded venue did little to help as manoeuvring to the toilets was almost impossible. The situation got so bad that I could not hold on and almost peed on myself in the process. As a matter of fact, I did, but thanks to my black pants, the wet patch was invisible.
H_ART the Band – When the crowd said ‘No’
We were fresh in the industry and had not released any songs yet but had accompanied the Fayah Mommah Jahmbie for a show in Kisumu where she was the main act. When it was our time on stage, we had prepared a set of Bob Marley’s songs with our band. However, no sooner had we started than we heard the audience hurling insults and booing. We tried to sing on but the jeers drowned our efforts. It took the efforts of the Faya Mommah to calm the now irate audience. Luckily, the show went on after the intervention but the embarrassing moment lingers on.
Mr Seed – The crack of pants
I was invited to perform at a crusade and as I was performing trying to reach out to my fans I fell off the stage. The place was so dusty I looked like I had rolled down a dusty hill. There was also this time I to a local TV station for an interview, the host asked me to perform and in the middle of my performance my pants tore. Almost everyone who was keen could see that things had fallen apart.
Moji Short Baba – Tall order to follow
I was performing live and I felt like these international acts so I went and stood on top of a speaker only for it to fall and interrupt my performance as people had to run pick it.
Pitson – Laying it open at the altar
Being in the worship team, there was this time I was scheduled to lead worship in my church. I took to the altar and passionately and in ‘spirit’ led the church doing my thing not knowing that my zipper was open. I was later alerted by one other members and in shame, I had to exit and go correct things.
DJ Ruff – Spinning at the wrong wedding
When I was starting out in the industry I met the late Kaberere who was one of the top wedding emcees then and he liked my art. He asked me to be his DJ for a wedding that he was emceeing and told me the venue would be at Nairobi Academy but I heard Nairobi Primary. On the material day I packed my equipment’s and went to Nairobi Primary. There was a wedding set up there so I set up only for Kaberere to call asking where I was. It took us a while to realise we are different venues. What a shame that I had done a set up at the wrong event. Hastily, I looked for a taxi and hurried to the right venue to save the day.
Kris Eh Baba – Open fly showtime
There was this time I was performing a 20-minute set in Eldoret with an open fly. In the early minutes of my performance there was one lady in the crowd who was gesturing something but I didn’t get what she was saying so I did the whole set with my fly open and my member was visible. There was also this time I was in a live TV interview and I had a very bad flu so all this time I was busy answering question and also making sure that the flu doesn’t interrupt us too bad I blew a bubble from my nose.
Mugikuyu SOC – Mistaken for a thief
I was living in Roysambu when I gave my laptop to a friend who took too long to return it yet I needed it too badly. Having been away from town, he guided me to head to his house as he would arrange on how I would be assisted get it. After picking it from the big flat he was living at, these idle guys at the gate imagined I was a thief and they started shouting ‘mwizi’ (thief) as the laptop had no bag and I also had two phones with me. They started chasing after me, which attracted attention of passers-by and guards. It was a long day.
Ben Cyco – Bye bye girlfriend
There was this chic I was trying to woo and I took her to a show I was performing at. I hit the stage trying to impress her and my pants got torn. It took the effort of a friend to help me hide my exposed buttocks. Embarrassed, the girl I wanted didn’t want to see me anymore. She actually fell for my friend.
DJ Malaika – The buck stops here
This must also count as one of my worst days. As I was walking to one of my gigs while carrying my tools of trade, a gentleman came and tried to stick dollar bills in my cleavage. I’m a very conservative person and had not seen what he was up to. Thinking of the worst, I let out a loud scream as I let go off my machines that went crushing as I held to my precious ‘twins’. This attracted the attention of many who tried to get a glimpse of what was happening only for me to realise that he had innocently stuck some dollars ‘close to my heart’. The poor guy stood there puzzled about my reaction too. Later on I found that he was only a huge fan who was appreciating my arrival and was a really close friend to my boss.