Controversial gospel singer Ringtone Apoko has opened up on how he is still suffering to date after blogger Alai hit him with a rungu.
The incident occurred in July after Alai’s car rammed into Ringtone’s in Kilimani estate. The two engaged in an altercation which saw Alai hit Ringtone with the wooden club on his face. The musician was forced to seek further treatment in South Africa.
In an interview with Kiss FM, Ringtone said that he is still bitter since the blogger has never reached out to him to apologize over the incident.
“Alai is a fool. Allow me to say that because someone under the influence of drugs attacks you. That man in his right mind, when he got sober, he was supposed to look for you to apologize. That fool has never apologized,” Ringtone said.
According to Ringtone, the beating affected him that he sometimes faints while he is in his house.
“I recovered outside but inside my head I have not recovered. Sometimes I faint in the house. One day if I faint in public they will say I am chasing clout. I faint in the house,” the artist revealed.
He added that he did not undergo surgery because he got scared after being told that his head will be split in the middle.
“I was told they would split my head, I got scared that I would die so I just asked God to heal me,” the Pamela hitmaker said.
At the same time, Ringtone revealed the source of his wealth saying that he makes a lot of money by using his brains and not breaking the law while denying claims of engaging in land fraud.
“Do you mean our government is not working such that there is a person breaking the law by doing the things you have mentioned and is not being arrested.?” Apoko posed.
“Am an artist who uses brains. Jalas I met you 10 years ago. At that time I used to do high school tours. I used to visit 10 schools per week especially girl schools because girls appreciate talent. Every school I went, I came out with Kshs150,000 by selling my CDs at Ksh100. They are the one who promoted me, they gave money,” Ringtone told Kamene Goro and Jalang’o.
He went ahead to appreciate school principals and management for giving that opportunity that was able to change the story of his life.
“I was abandoned by my mum, my dad died before I knew him, I was a street boy so when I went to schools and told principals am a reformed street boy and want to motivate your students how I managed to get here, many teachers saw it a must to give me a chance,” Ringtone narrated.
The artist also had a piece of advise for his colleagues.
“I realized that once you have already made your name, don’t just wait to be called for a show. Artists could make more money if there products are everywhere than just waiting for a single show,” he advised.
“Kenyans would love to promote their artists, but artists lack content they can relate to. I would be so shocked if Otile Brown sold even ten CDs, or even Khaligraph Jones selling five, why? Because they don’t think business,” he noted.