Kenyan comedian Terence Creative has opened up on the journey leading up to the making of his hit three-part series dubbed ‘Wash Wash’ business.
Global reports found that majority of people were plunged into poverty as a result of unemployment during the ongoing pandemic.
However, However, that did not apply to the creative funny man who has turned the pandemic period into a bountiful opportunity.
“The pandemic changed my craft. I had to do more skits because everyone was online. When I realized they were watching, I switched from producing content twice a week to every day. It’s no joke,” Terence said in an interview with Pulse magazine published on Friday.
In the three-part skit, Terence’s character named ‘Papa Fred’, a heavily-bleached Congolese conman with a near-real depiction of corrupt Congolese businessmen in Kenya, has since gone viral, winning the hearts of Kenyans.
Speaking on how he has managed to stay relevant as a comedian in the entertainment scene, Terence informed that he makes effort to “not to overthink”.
“I do a lot of research and create content around real life. I try not to overthink,” he stated.
Having worked behind the scenes at the popular Churchill Show, Terence mentioned that he was on the verge of giving up but drew his motivation from his fans.
“I almost gave up at one point, but my audience kept me going. I never thought I would be this big, but I have always hoped for a brighter future.” he said.
Among his most memorable achievements are when he took his “biznes legit” tour to South Africa as part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s entourage.
“It’s God’s doing. A company called KESA (Kenya South Africa Chamber of Business) has been following my work and they chose me to do a state visit in the company of the President,” said the father of two.
“It was a dream come true. I am even planning to do something bigger in South Africa with KESA. To get more Kenyan acts to accompany me for a grand show.”
Terence made remarks on the current state of Kenya’s creative space, noting that there are more content creators yet to be brought to the public eye.
“The country’s creative space is in a good place and that we’ve not even seen an eighth of what Kenyan content creators have to offer. There are a million creators out there that have not yet come to the limelight,” said Terence.