We were famous without much, people mocked us in our faces - Kate Actress on her career

People laughed and mocked us in our faces-Kate Actress

We were famous without much, people mocked us in our faces - Kate Actress on her career

Ex-Mother-in-law actress Catherine Kamau who is popularly known as Kate Actress has disclosed that when she began her acting career with her cousin, they were famous but did not have much and people laughed and mocked them.

According to her this happened each time the stood in Matatu's to save some money for meals.

Narrating her experiences, Kate Actress said at the time she lived with her cousin and colleague at Mother-in-law in a bedsitter in Maringo estate.

@chriskirwa this story (check his post) took me way back . reminded me of my awesome cousin @jacqytina and I in Maringo estate in our ka bed sitter , we were famous without much , people laughed , and mocked us ‘in our faces , ati , “kwani Hawa hawananga pesa “ tukiwa tumesimama kwa mat to save money for that days dinner 😔.. mungu ni nani?” said part of her post.

She went on to say that years later, God opened doors for them and they now live comfortable lives.

Kate Actress appealed to fans to be kind to them, pointing out that talents make them famous, but that does not necessarily translate to them living good lives.

She also urged artistes not to give up, even if things get tough, but continue working hard.

God opened doors for us eventually after many years, God you are faithful 😭🙏🏿guys , Please be kind , our jobs and talents may make us famous but trust me , we are all not living that good life . Shout out to my fellow hardworking artistes out there struggling to make it , please don’t give up , and I pray that the universe conspires in your favour SOON , your story will be told 🙏🏿,” said Kate.

Her post came shortly after event organizer and MC Chris Kirwa shared details of how he struggled to get to be who he is today.

This is Me Dancing At Bomas of Kenya: Laugh it’s allowed - I laugh too nowdays. Now that we are done laughing. Here is My Story: I never ever shared this picture then among many of my Events Journey, because I was ashamed. Having lost my mom at 17 after she stayed in Hospital for over One Year, I came to Nairobi to search for money not work. After being hosted by relatives for sometimes I ventured out to stay alone. It’s never easy staying with relatives. I Managed to join KBC English Service and went to be one of the top Broadcasters. But payments were peanuts. So was staying in a house which at night the curtains were my bedsheets and during day they became curtains. I was depressed but didn’t know what depression was. I had crazy ulcers, no food at times and hot water and some sugar was dinner. Being a sanguine I would be giving guys stories in the KBC Canteen and make them laugh and once in while they would buy me tea and mandazi and to date they have no clue MANY TIMES that was the first meal in 2 TO 5 days. So here I was, celeb on Radio, no money and boarding matatus a few guys would recognize me and laugh wondering how come I was in a mat. In comparison it was better coz there was NO much social media and radio was blind, But the pressure was crazy - Famous and no money and sneaking home so guys don’t know the “celeb” stays here with us. It’s not easy especially when you are young. Peer pressure is real and can lead to depression and suicide. I did think along those lines by they way. Outside the story teller funny serious at work, deep inside a shell - Walking from town at night from like 8:00pm to Industrial Area ( welcome kenya ltd ) near Hillocks Right now I can post this picture and laugh along with everyone. What I am describing above applies to everyone irrespective of whether u r a celeb or not. When u meet someone “famous “ in your circles avoid temptation to taunt them or ask them why they are in the same circles with you yet they are “Famous” U might be his or her last line of defense or your words might hit them so hard and they tip over to their death. It’s Time we speak and hopefully save someone going through a hard time. 🙏


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