Colonel Mustafa is a former rapper and musician who experienced a drastic shift in his life catching the attention of the public when a video of him working at a construction site went viral. He opened up and said he has been working at the construction site for over an year because his friends could not manage to help him with finance and that his mother was diagnosed with cancer.
He added that he spent all his money on his mother’s treatment as she was undergoing chemotherapy tests.
The video caught a wide range of attention from all corners of the nation and this had some well wishers chipping in to help Colonel Mustafa. He had difficulty holding back the tears after former Starehe MP Jaguar and friends raised KSh 1 million for him.
Colonel Mustafa got emotional during a presser with Jaguar. The two held a presser on Thursday, May 11, where Jaguar announced that friends had pooled money to help the struggling former musician. Some celebrities who raised the money include Jalang’o, Nameless, Ringtone, King Kaka, Willy M Tuva, Governor Johnson Sakaja, KRG The Don, Kriss Darlin, Robert Burale, Chipukeezy and Big Ted. Numerous entrepreneurs also chipped in.
Jaguar said they would visit Mustafa’s mother on Tuesday, May 16, to give her the money. Mustafa got emotional recounting his financial struggles. “I sold my car to carter for mum’s treatment and made a music video, but the song flopped.
I worked as a construction worker for a year. I tried. I would wear a hoodie and hide my tattoo. I would always walk with a mask to hide my identity,” he said. The former legislator further advised young people to make hay while the sun still shines.