Veteran rapper Jackson Makini Ng’echu aka Prezzo has been a force in the music industry for many years. The man has had highs and lows that have been documented by numerous blogs and show the growth he has had from being a boy into becoming a man.
The man recently sat down with CTA’s Richard Njau where he disclosed little-known details about his life that showed the different stages the man has gone through in his quest to self-actualise.
The rapper confessed that after he got married he had suffered a bout of depression that lasted one whole year that forced to stay indoors for a whole year;
“At around 2008, just after that song happened, is when I ended up being married to Mama Zari. So after tupendane, next was all the Mama Zari vibe. And Mama Zari loved Ng’echu but she hated Prezzo. So I was living in a penthouse by that time, it was on Likoni lane. We had Star-studded, A 1 wedding. I did not minimize on the budget. So we get married and moved from the Penthouse into a mansion because I wanted to satisfy my wife at that time, with the finer things in life, with no budget being held back or anything. So we got a house that had six bedrooms and it was just the three of us (Myself, my daughter and Mama Zari) and two house helps,” said Prezzo in part.
He further explained that, a few years into the marriage he had to choose music over his wife and moved out but his life started moving downhill, as he slowly fell into depression.
“At that time Daisy Mama Zari, loved Ng’echu but she hated Prezzo and she wanted me to stop doing music and probably be an accountant or a teacher somewhere, a carpenter…anything but not music. And I was like I spent so much time building this brand and I’m not gonna just leave it like that. So from that point on wards, I left them with that Mansion that I was living in and I took another penthouse. So for also most a year I lost myself. For one year, I used to have my bodyguard bringing me food, bringing me whatever I need in the house, I never left the house for a whole year. I was like I was in a house arrest and slowly getting into depression,” says Prezzo.
A year later, Prezzo got an invite to meet with Maina Njenga and given a chance to join Mungiki as Youth leader and he said yes to the offer.
“So after one year I received a call from a brother called Andrew Nyanja, saying Chairman would like to meet you, Maina Njenga would like to me you. I asked why and the Guy said just Come to Karen. So he wanted a meeting with me. I was asking myself so many questions…I was like what is it that chairman wants to talk to me about.
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