Churchill show comedian and Spoken word artiste known to many as Poet Tear Drops has disclosed how his first interview with Journalist Larry Madowo changed his life.
My first interview with Larry Madowo changed my life – Churchill show’s Tear Drops
That interview made me who I am right Now
Tear Drops said that he had given up on being an artiste and he had gone back to weaving baskets in Huruma with a friend, when he received a call from NTV.
He went on to say that he hired a suit to appear on the Trend, a show that was then hosted by Larry Madowo to perform two poems he had with only Sh70 for fare to town.
After the show, Tear Drops said he could not go home because a policeman had been killed by a gang in Huruma and there was curfew, and he had to sleep in a truck with a watchman. Larry called him the same night informing him that he was trending.
“Yoh @LarryMadowo I know I've never told you this, I had given up on Art, when I got a call from NTV, I was weaving basket with my friend in Huruma, I had a Kabambe & that night I came to the trend na Suti ya kitenge nimeHire, I only 2 poems & 70bob fare, I only had 754 followers on twitter, after show That night I spent my night kwa Lorry na watchman, mtaa kulikuwa na curfew cuz kulikuwa na polisi ameuwawa & mtaa mzima ilikuwa inanuka teargas, I remember you calling me that night, you said , "Bro you are now trending, more than the show itself,” narrated the poet.
According to the Spoken Word artiste the next day he went to a cyber café and to his surprise, he had more than five thousand followers on Twitter from 754 and that is how his life changed for the best.
Tear Drops thanked Larry Madowo for believing in young and upcoming artistes and for giving them the opportunities he did.
“The next day I went to a cyber cafe I had gained over 5k followers & thousands of tweets, replies & mentions, That's how my career picked up and I've never looked back ,That interview made me who I am right Now, That interview ilinitoa kwa nyumba ya mabati nikilalia pillow cases zimeshikanishwa, that interview made lots of upcoming poets. Shukran Larry Madowo for believing in us and providing us with chances and opportunities,” he wrote on Twitter.
His words came after Larry announced his exit from British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa where he has been working as Africa Business Editor after he left NTV’s the Trend.
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