Comedian Eric Omondi is still very much on people’s tongues days after pulling off another romantic masterstroke to welcome his fiancee Chantal.
The comedian has now come out to disclose how he pulled off the billboard. Eric Omondi teamed up with Chinese digital service provider StarTimes to erect the billboard at the exit point of the JKIA.
“These things are not really extraordinary. If you are able to do these things, do them,” he said.
“I planned the surprise for two months. I hunted for a billboard which was at an exit point from the JKIA. I needed one which was at a high traffic area. The Chinese Digital service provider had placed their advert on a billboard, which I had deemed to be on a very strategic spot. I reached out to them and they liked the idea, which saw us partnering,” Eric added.
According to Omondi, he chose to use a billboard because it’s something that hadn’t been done in the country.
“I opted for the billboard placement because it is a move which, until then, had not been pulled by any couple in Kenya. I’d initially thought of placing the message on a screen at the airport, unfortunately, there are no screens at the JKIA, which left me with no choice but to go the billboard way. I wanted to welcome Chantal to Kenya after five months of being away in Italy,” said Eric Omondi.
The stunt has seen Kenyan men on the internet claim that the comedian has set romantic standards too high. But Eric has urged them not to feel pressurized into going out of their financial span to please their partners.
“I have seen men on social media claiming I set the standards so high for them, and that their partners would, probably, want a similar treat. What I can say is that that was Eric Omondi doing his thing. He can afford it. Men should not feel pressurized into hiring billboards to relay their love messages to their partners. People are different; and that is why there is Eric Omondi, Jonathan Otieno, Alfred Mwangi, we have wazungus, Africans… People are different. So, I am not asking people to do what I did,” said Eric Omondi.
“I am happy she (Chantal) is home,” concluded the comedian.
He, however, declined to disclose how much the stunt cost him.