People come from far. And I don’t mean long distance travelling. I mean the grass to glory kind of distance. Started from the bottom now we are here. Musician Vivian recently opened up about her story and it’s one that is sad, but it’s encouraging to see the fruits of her success 

Vivian shared her story at the hands of a music promoter. Don’t get it twisted, he wasn’t doing anything with his hands to her because he actually turned her back at a show. So some two years back we have Vivian trying to make it in the industry. She is set to perform and she goes to a club and then as she is about to get in, the situation escalates from 0-11 real quick.

“I have been trying to hide my history but I keep getting convicted to share. About 2 years ago before I released “Teren Teren” my life was a real struggle. I couldn’t afford good clothing worth public appearances. I vividly remember there is a concert I was invited to perform but the promoter refused me to get on stage due to my dressing. He said I was poorly dressed and my dressing looked Ghetto. That broke my heart,” she said.

Really? Ghetto look? Should we blame the promoter? What if he was just trying to save the image for the club? Either way, he was rude to her. There are always better ways to communicate sensitive matters. Moving on swiftly, I think the pain of being turned down made her stronger. It made her a badass boss lady. Though clearly, it wasn’t easy.

“At that time I used to earn 4,000 from my Karaoke gig, after deducting the rent, transport, I would survive on less than 500 for a whole month. Things were tough. I have to thank my friend Tamima who saw my suffering and donated some clothing.” Mad love to Miss Tamima for coming through for her friend. 

“Another friend I need to thank is DK Kwenye Beat for sharing his family food with me. Sometimes I slept hungrily. Yes, I was a celebrity but sleeping hungry. My songs were playing everywhere but deep inside I was in agony. My room was empty, no seats. I sat on the floor. I keep thanking God for everything I have now. Now I live in God’s abundance: a good big house, a good car and enough for my fill! His Grace is surely sufficient. For those who are going through tough times.”

DK Kwenye Beat is also a true friend and that is what always counts at the end of the day. To more successful year Vivian. And while we’re at it, look for her jam Attention featuring Redsan. Let’s give her the attention that has now earned through smart and hard work!