By Wanja Waweru
Manager Moses Marite of Mugithi sensation Samuel Muchoki alias Samidoh recalled their first sold-out performance where the singer reportedly broke down in tears.
Marite acknowledged that the tremendous standing ovation he received from fans at his first well-known Mugithi performance, nicknamed “Ndumo ya Samidoh,” left the singer feeling overawed and overwhelmed.
The musician was shouted onto the stage by an audience during the performance at a Thika Road eatery, according to the manager who first met the performer in high school.
This, he said while appearing for an interview with Jeff Kuria.
“Samidoh’s vernacular brand started picking after his homecoming show in Nyandarua. Later we did another event dubbed Ndumo ya Samidoh season one at Dragon Grill in Githurai 44 and the show sold out completely. This day I can recall he cried after seeing the number of fans who had turned up for the show,” Marite recalled.
After the incident, he gave a performance at the Koroga festival that became the talk of the town before starting his tour of the United States.