Comedian Prof Hamo(born Herman Gakobo Kago) has opened up about his relationship with God, saying he owes his success to Him.
Speaking at the launch of ‘Laughing matter’ comedy show by Churchill, Hamo said faith is a central part of his humour as he grew up in a strict Christian home.
It is why his tag is ‘God Is Good’; “Mungu ni mwema, that’s the beauty of it. I grew up in a family where my father was in the army and every day, we had to pray as a Catholic,” he said.
“There was an altar my dad was creating in our home every night, and if you slept before praying, he would wake you up. So that is where I started.”
Prof Hamo says he cries when he talks to God.
“So I follow God and I love God, who has made me who I am. To make people laugh, 10 million people at once, on a Sunday, is not easy unless God is going with you,” he said.
The comedian however admitted that his relationship with God had become soured.
“Prof Hamo kidogo akachanganya na town kidogo then he came back. Tonight is a rebirth because my relationship with God has been shaky. It got to a place and I told God to leave me alone for a bit.”
The comedian said he was doing well at the time and became too busy for God.
“I used to pray before I go on stage and I feel His presence, but then I found myself not having time to pray since I was too busy for Him,” he said, adding that he suddenly felt so alone and decided to return to God.
Prof Hamo encouraged his fans to always make time for God.
“God is my friend, you cannot be alone like this. Get to work and be successful. Ata kama wewe ni wa wash wash, lazima utafute mtu wa kuworship.”