Comedian Eric Omondi has revealed the powerful message he received from the late Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore after a video of him swimming naked in River Turkwel in Turkana County went Viral on March 3rd, 2018.
Eric Omondi displays powerful message Bob Collymore sent him after naked video went viral
Omondi shared the private message the late Collymore sent.
In a post seen by Pulselive.co.ke, Omondi disclosed that Bob was among the few people who stood by him when other corporates ditched him for scooping too low in the name of comedy.
In the message, the bubbly CEO lauded the former Churchill show comedian for apologizing, although he had done nothing wrong.
Bob Collymore's message to Omondi
“Hi Eric Just a private note. You did well to apologies. Those of us in the public eye do more harm when they stay quiet. Having said that, I agree with Njoki Chege’s piece in the Nation today. I don’t think you did anything wrong. My friend Richard Branson once did a launch in the Nude, we all chucled and moved on. Comeday is a tricky area where you have to push the boundaries from time to time and go beyond pulling funny faces and doing silly voices. You are a master of your craft and will continue to have my admiration as a comedy artist. Continue to push the envelope because it’s only by doing so that you will remain Kenya’s funnies comedia. All the Best. Bob,” reads the message from Bob.
He further stated that after the message, Bob set up a meeting where he agreed to sponsor his “Stadium Tour” across the 47 counties.
Sponsor Stadium Tour
“So on the 3rd day of March 2018 a video of me Swimming in River Turkwel in Turkana surfaced online and went viral. A few people found it funny, Majority were extremely offended. I apologized for the Video. A few corporates that were in line to Sponsor my inaugural Stadium tour which was in two weeks’ time were all over sudden not returning my calls. At around 12:46 PM Bob Collymore sent me the text above. He then called me and asked me to see him in the morning, I did and after along conversation about so many things he stood up suddenly and Said "Eric I have a meeting, I will Sponsor the Stadium tour forward me the proposal NOW!" This came as a complete surprise since we barely discussed Sponsorship. The Stadium tour is currently on the 19th County Sponsored by @safaricomplc_,” shared Eric Omondi.
Defending the video, Mondi said the he only apologized because the video was leaked online, and not that he was swimming in a river naked.
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