Embarrassing Moments. There’s no escaping them. But at least you’re not alone in racking up those mortifying memories. Embarrassing stories are just another part of life!
Here, some open up on a few of these hilarious, and not so comfortable, experiences of Kenyan celebrities;
1. Brenda Wairimu- Farting on set
I always try to sneak in a nap during the day on set, especially on days with very early call times, and late wrap times.
So imagine me being woken up by laughter. I had let out a fart in my sleep.
It was a cute one! Like a cute toot. Not a thunderous one! Better in than out, as they say.
2. Pitson – Laying it open at the altar
Being in the worship team, there was this time I was scheduled to lead worship in my church. I took to the altar and passionately and in ‘spirit’ led the church doing my thing not knowing that my zipper was open. I was later alerted by one other member and in shame, I had to exit and go correct things.
3. Kenty – Hi, above you
Being a celebrity, you meet many people who greet you simply because they are your fans. On this day, I was having lunch in a restaurant in town when I saw someone waving and smiling with joy. I waved back with this big smile on my face. Little did I know the guy was actually waving at his friend who was behind me. This was so embarrassing because most of the people in the restaurant had seen what was going on.
4. Moji Short Baba – Tall order to follow
I was performing live and I felt like these international acts so I went and stood on top of a speaker only for it to fall and interrupt my performance as people had to run pick it.
5. Mr. Seed – The crack of pants
I was invited to perform at a crusade and as I was performing trying to reach out to my fans I fell off the stage. The place was so dusty I looked like I had rolled down a dusty hill. There was also this time I to a local TV station for an interview, the host asked me to perform and in the middle of my performance, my pants tore. Almost everyone who was keen could see that things had fallen apart.
6. Kris Eh Baba – Open fly showtime
There was this time I was performing a 20-minute set in Eldoret with an open fly. In the early minutes of my performance, there was one lady in the crowd who was gesturing something but I didn’t get what she was saying so I did the whole set with my fly open and my member was visible. There was also this time I was in a live TV interview and I had a very bad flu so all this time I was busy answering question and also making sure that the flu doesn’t interrupt us too bad I blew a bubble from my nose.
7. Timeless Noel – The Sh20 matatu ordeal
There was this time I was travelling in a matatu and the conductor had my Sh20 change, which he was reluctant to give. I kept on asking for it but shock on me he shot back at me: “Wewe ni celeb mkubwa na unanidai change ya mbao.” I felt so embarrassed and all I wanted was to alight at the next stop.
8. Kenzo – Caught eating madondo
I have always thought of myself as being too smart for the ever-prowling paparazzi. This way, I avoid scandals and opt away from joints where I know paparazzi go to hunt for news. On this day, my girlfriend came to visit me in South B where I live and decided to take her for a simple lunch at some madondo joint at the shopping centre. I had just made the order when this editor guy showed up and came straight to my table. His papz started taking photos of us and the whole joint turned attention on us with some saying: “Kumbe huyu ni Kenzo. Hata yeye ukula madondo!”
Besides the media proving that I was really dating this girl, I now looked so cheap eating chapatti-madondo in a small café contrary to the image I always posed. I have never faked life since.
9. H_ART the Band – When the crowd said ‘No’
We were fresh in the industry and had not released any songs yet but had accompanied the Fayah Mommah Jahmbie for a show in Kisumu where she was the main act. When it was our time on stage, we had prepared a set of Bob Marley’s songs with our band. However, no sooner had we started than we heard the audience hurling insults and booing. We tried to sing on but the jeers drowned our efforts. It took the efforts of the Faya Mommah to calm the now irate audience. Luckily, the show went on after the intervention but the embarrassing moment lingers on.
10.Kush Tracey – Hot pants to wet pants
I once had too much coffee and then went to a public event. As time went by, I suddenly got pressed and the cloakrooms were a distance away so I held on. The crowded venue did little to help as maneuvering to the toilets was almost impossible. The situation got so bad that I could not hold on and almost peed on myself in the process. As a matter of fact, I did, but thanks to my black pants, the wet patch was invisible.
What are your most embarrassing moments?