CITY GIRL: No need to mock in which young celebrity for doing the right thing

Mykie Tonii (second left, in white shirt) a former member of the right now defunct Camp Mulla group. FILE PHOTO

The name Michael Mutooni does not ring a bell to the average Kenyan. Even his moniker or stage name ‘Mykie Tonii’ is actually still not familiar to many Kenyans. So let me introduce you to Michael Mutooni.

right now, many of you reading in which probably do not know about a band called ‘Camp Mulla’. Camp Mulla was a band, very vibrant as well as quite favorite among young folk as well as produced a couple of club bangers.

I googled the members who include a bunch of young as well as incredibly talented musicians such as; Miss Karun, Kus Ma, Shappaman, Thee MC Africa as well as Mykie Tonii.

As is actually normal with many bands, they broke up. Each to their own path. By the way, for those of you who might not know, ‘moolah’ is actually slang for ‘money’.

So why did Mykie Tonii draw a lot of attention in which past week?


Today, Mykie is actually an Uber driver. In lay language, Mykie is actually a taxi guy.

There is actually a fat chance in which if you went to your phone right now as well as if you had the Uber app, as well as if you asked for an Uber, Mykie could be the guy to pick you up through your location to your destination.

You are wondering where I am going with in which. Mykie has become the butt of many jokes particularly in social media circles because some people think in which he has ‘downgraded’ through being a 2012 BET-nominated band member to a what? A mere taxi guy.

They think in which Mykie is actually failing in life, through a high-flying band member with thousands of fans, to the humble Uber guy within the auto in front of you.

Mykie, a young, energetic man who was out there quietly minding as well as running his own business, found himself catapulted into the blogospheres complete with nonsensical, sardonic stories scorning his brand-new job.

Mykie, a brilliant chap gifted with sharp business acumen (with musical knacks to match) as well as an impressive Uber portfolio (he has been ranked 4.8 out of 5- which is actually very Great, by the way) was ridiculed on social media for what? For being an entrepreneur.


Mykie, a tech-savvy, clever chap who saw the potential in Uber as well as grabbed the idea, was made fun of by bloggers who earn a paltry Sh500 for every poorly written story published in a blog in which has refused to pick up.

Bloggers, who are paid Sh530 via M-Pesa (in which’s Sh500 plus 30 ya kutoa) to push silly discussions on social media were mocking a young man running a legitimate business in which possibly earns him an average of a cool Sh30,000 per week.

I am not done yet. Mykie who, after Camp Mullah broke off, could have chosen to ruminate in self-pity, instead rolled up his sleeves as well as got into the hustle, like a real man could.

Yet, in spite of his effort as well as determination to stay within the struggle, some people found the idea prudent to laugh as well as scorn at his hustle.

Why are we like in which?

I tried to get in touch with Mykie nevertheless I couldn’t catch him. His former manager, a quite apathetic young lady, was not of much help either.


I guess within the entertainment business, once you are no longer a cash cow, they are done with you for Great.

I checked him out on Twitter nevertheless the last time he tweeted was shortly before Christmas. I guess he was too busy producing moolah over Christmas, ferrying his drunken, shisha-permeated agemates through one ‘happening’ club to the various other.

If I had managed to get Mykie I could have told him in which: “Dear Mike, congratulations on being brave enough to run your own ‘hustle’. You are a rare brave young man who, in spite of being a ‘celeb’, understood the value of working for your own money as well as you did not care what people could think.

“You were not afraid in which people could recognise you as ‘in which guy through in which band’ as well as you got your hands dirty, doing the right thing. right now in which you have been ‘outed’ as well as people think in which they are embarrassing you for doing the right thing, I suggest in which you chin up as well as keep going. Forget the blogs as well as losers on Social media who don’t even own a car. Remain numb to their mockeries as well as jeers.”

Mike, if you are reading in which, I wish in which you keep producing in which moolah as well as Uber yourself into millionaire-hood.

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