It’s been two months since Kenya’s top funnyman Eric Omondi broke up with his Italian Chantal Graziola. The news came as a shocker for their fans who were expecting a Sh80 million wedding before the end of this year.
Speaking about his plans moving forward, Eric notes that marriage is important but there’s no rush. According to Eric, this generation is rushing into marriage without taking the time to know each other.
“Marriage is very important, but I feel as a generation, we are rushing into things. I believe this because I have witnessed it around me. We get into a relationship, then quickly have weddings, when in reality, we need time to know each other and understand what we are getting into,” he said, adding, “Marriage needs to be considered at the right time, with the right person.”
Asked if he is planning to settle down anytime soon, a shifty Eric Omondi said, “We all have different personalities. I have an uncle who married at 22, and I know people who have walked down the aisle at 56. There is no formula really…”
Eric has been doing comedy at a top level for almost a decade now, so it goes without saying that he must be wealthy. So how much is he worth?
“Money and wealth is important, but it should not be the focus of what you do. It should be a by-product, a tool to make you achieve more. It should never be acquired at the expense of loss of life, like how politicians do it. Killing people, selling drugs or dealing in counterfeit money to be wealthy, you get?”
Mid last year, Eric lost his brother Joseph Omondi, who had been battling drug addiction for years. Having lost both his parents too, Eric says he doesn’t fear death.
“I do not fear death. I have lost both parents, my grandparents and recently my brother. No one should fear death, it happens to all of us.”
He notes the loss of Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore hit him hard. “I feel like an orphan. He has stood with me through my career and pointed me where to walk. He supported creativity and he is one of the best CEOs when it comes to understanding Kenyan youth.”