Celebrated comedian Daniel Ndambuki, popularly known by his stage name as Churchill, had a special but sombre catch-up with fellow entertainers during the funeral of Ben Maurice alias Othuol Othuol in Siaya County. However, he also took a swipe at one of his critics, Zeddy Zainab.
The humorist died two weeks ago following a long struggle with a brain tumour and was laid to rest on Saturday, 24th October, at his father’s rural home in Alego.
Churchill, who has mentored many comedians, seized the opportunity to pray for the people, who look up to him in the entertainment industry.
He asked the heavens to bless creatives and guide their steps as they progress in their careers.
“Othuol is gone and we cannot question you, God, but we ask you, Lord, for the remaining of us, that you may pardon us, pardon our sins, give us focus,” he intervened.
After the prayer, the comedian, who is also a radio presenter, lectured comics for “overexposing their lives on social media”.
The veteran star advised his colleagues to exercise caution as they engage their fans across online platforms.
He particularly took issue with comedian Zeddy Zainab, who recently claimed that some crew members of Churchill Show were frustrating entertainers, making them fall victim to depression.
Become a Brand
“Stop calling your fans family. Don’t wake up every morning telling them what you are eating and how you are dressing, stop it! Are you getting me, Zeddy? You have a life. Leave bloggers, they earn money through your stories. Make yourself a brand, money will follow you.”
“And when you become a brand, be disciplined enough to grow it. I still wake up every morning at 4am to go work just like Jalang’o. It is not easy guys. I want to see millionaires in you,” he said.
However, the Laugh Industry CEO praised some humorists such as Jalang’o, MC Jessy and Flaqo for using social media to inspire others through content creation.