Life in the ghetto was not a bed of roses.
DJ Mo is known as one-half of the Gospel power couple of ‘Size 8 and DJ Mo’. But that is not all there is to him as on his own, he is a force to be reckoned with.
He is raking in the big bucks as Broadways Bread ambassador, Tecno’s official DJ and his Deejaying jobs at Capital FM and NTV. He is without a doubt one of the most successful DJs around. But before his career hit the upward trajectory, life was not a bed of roses for DJ Mo as he used to walk for at least 16 Kms to Nairobi town from Githurai 44, slept hungry and in the cold and was expelled 5 times back in high school.
“God is faithful. One day I will tell you the whole story but first I grew up in Ocha where I did my Primary Education. We moved to Mathare North. Life in the ghetto pushed us so hard. We then relocated to Kware ghetto in Rongai.
I have walked to town from Githu 44, slept outside the door for lack of rent (my mum doesn't know this), slept hungry, got expelled like 5 times, studied in 4 different high schools and finalized my form 4 in a day school. I know what life means and I have gone through so much than many can think.
At 30yrs, I have worked really hard to be where I am of course God has been there for me - to a point I have a family now.” He wrote.
The purpose of his grass to grace story was to inspire the youth and hopefully changes a person or draw them to Christ.
“So, I'd like to encourage young guys out there. It's possible to achieve what you want if you put God first and focus. Sometimes don't work smart work hard. Some of the things I have right now were once a dream (na bado sijafika). Always remember to be a giver, be humble, lift others, be happy for others when they get blessed, pray hard and everything else that exalts God.
The biggest fear I have is pulling others down coz you never know when it might happen to you. One day you or your kids will have to pay for it. Plant a good seed for your kids always.
I share my life with you just to encourage someone. If my life testimony changes only one person and even draws someone to Christ, it's enough for me.” DJ Mo added.