When people meet DJ Afro Amigos for the first time, they pause. Unspoken questions hang in the air like clouds before a downpour.
Is this really DJ Afro? Is this the super commentator?
Well, DJ Afro doesn’t look like a comedian on the street. But, then how should comedians look like?
He’s probably the most unassuming person you’ll ever meet. A polite, friendly demeanor conceals an extremely creative, hilarious mind.
I met DJ Afro circa 2006 in Rongai, a dusty backyard in the outskirts of Nairobi. I was in high school, then. Rongai wasn’t much a posh party spot.
The favourite hangout spots atleast for student gangs was in ‘Pay-per-view’ video dens. We’d spend weekends watching King Fu and Vietnam War flicks.
Except, DJ Afro was a live commentator. The creative now credited as the pioneer of an entire industry was starting out. A broke chap, he didn’t have equipment – he’d headline movies ‘live live’.
It was mad fun! He’d later move to Nakuru, and start recording.
Ten years later, I’m done with college, and on my first job as an insurance broker. Nairobi is ruthless to chaps on their first jobs, especially a vocation based on commission.
It’s a tightrope between starvation and God’s mercies in dark, cramped bedsitters.
Two things happened, mere coincidences that ultimately shaped my entire life.
One, DJ Afro re-appeared into life, albeit by sheer providence. My brother would gift me his old TV, and VCD machine and his prized VCD collection.
Two, I got a new neighbor – a bubbly, chatty girl with long legs and a gap on her upper teeth.
Well, a student and a chap on their first jobs in Nairobi share the same life of penury. Nothing brings souls together than a shared enemy.
Hunger was our mutual enemy.
She’d fall in love. But, she first fell in love with DJ Afro – featured heavily on my VCD collection. I’d say we curl up on the coach, but we didn’t have a coach.
We’d sprawl on a thin mattress and watch Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren single handedly devour entire armies, Kung Fu protège’s avenge their master’s deaths…..
All along, DJ Afro would be doing his signature thing: Arrrrrrrrrrrrrright, Asanta sana……
She’d become my girlfriend, and partner in life and crime.
To date, nothing evokes fonder memories than rainy evenings in our cold bedsitter – listening to hilarious, cracking side shows by DJ Afro!
We had one luxury – when an occasional client bought my insurance policies, or a benevolent relative sent her some pocket money, we’d splurge on a 1ltr Fanta soda and a packet of cakes.
We are marking our sixth anniversary, and like all others – we have a Fanta tradition.
Purchase a 1ltr Fanta soda, and a packet of cakes for an outdoor picnic.
Turns out, this Fanta tradition could win us amazing prizes in the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 ™ TROPHY TOUR BUY AND WIN PROMOTION.
The Promotion is open till 30th June to participants over the age of 18. It’s quite simple, really.
Purchase Coca‑Cola®, Fanta® and/or Sprite® in the 1Lt Returnable Glass Bottle, 1.25Lt PET and 2Lt PET bottles easily identifiable by a lime green crown.
Peel off the crown to reveal an eight (8) digit alphanumeric (ANN) code under the crown of the bottle, which consumers will activate by sending an SMS to the short code number 40111 thereby entering a draw.
There’s the Grand Prize of a trip to watch a FIFA World Cup™ match in Qatar – 5 prizes up for grabs. Fancy a rare chance to grab a A VIP FIFA World Cup 2022™ Trophy viewing experience.
Here’s your cue!
Besides, there’s assorted daily cash prizes between Ksh50, Ksh100 instantly sent to the winners via either M-Pesa, Airtel Money or T-Kash.
Oh, wait – there’s airtime, too! Ksh 10 or Ksh20 for your Airtel, Safaricom or Telkom lines.
While the FIFA WORLD CUP 2022 ™ TROPHY TOUR BUY AND WIN PROMOTION” closes on 30th June 2022, the prize redemption window is open till 31st July 2022.
August 11, 2022