Early in 2019, Stephen Otieno AKA Stivo Simple Boy shot to fame after reintroducing to Kenyans his hit song Vijana Tuache Mihadarati.
Steve Otieno aka Stivo Simple Boy, an artist from Kibera, was not demoralized by people who used to compare his face with that of a monkey.
He kept working on his passion in campaigning against drug abuse and crime that has affected many young people in Kibera slums due to unemployment and poverty.
Steve who does construction work in Nairobi says life has been tough on him; walking from Kibera to Nyayo stadium, doing tough job all day and earning KSh 400 per day.
His famous song ‘Mihadarati’ that was recorded by Made in Kibera Productions has been appreciated and criticized in almost equal measure, but he is happy that through the controversy, his message against drugs abuse.
Otieno who aspires to help widows and orphans says he is single and he is looking for a God-fearing girlfriend and one with love and dignity.
STEVO SIMPLE BOY BIOGRAPHY
Growing up in the slum of Kibera is hard at times but stivo Simple Boy credits this upbringing for the nurturing of his talent
I’m called Stivo Simple Boy. My people gave this name to me, because my music is so simple. Anyone can sing along. Stivo Simple Boy is always happy and he loves people. And if you need help, he will help you. I really love children, mothers and fathers.
I grew up in Nyanza. From nursery up to class seven I studied there, before I came to Kibera with my family. I continued with class eight here, but I didn’t go to high school. I have four brothers and four sisters, we are seven in total. My family likes what I’m doing. That makes me happy.
Living in Kibera is very nice. Anything is cheap. A chapati for 10 shillings, you can afford that!
My life is good, but not good enough. I’m struggling to go somewhere where God wants me to be. Stivo Simple Boy is a Christian. I love God.
STEPHEN OTIENO MUSIC CAREER
n 2006 was when I started singing. I was young at the time. Since them, I do hip hop songs. I write them and then I sing. In my songs, I just tell people the truth. This can be about drugs, about marriage, about crime, abortion, or many other things.
I remember that when I started singing, people didn’t like it. Slowly by slowly I continued, I always came back. After all, people liked it more and more.
I’m training a lot. Every day I’m training. With Kica, we meet daily and sing together.
Until now, I’ve performed on the Laini Saba grounds, Kamukunji, Embakasi and ElDoret. I’m a Kica member since last January, that’s how I got these platforms. Geoffrey and Simon, they knew me right from the beginning, when I was slowly growing in music.
As an artist, it’s very hard to get money and recognition. Second, it’s difficult to enter a radio or a music station. But I keep on going.
I’m happy when I see that people like my music. When I perform in a show, people clap. They have told me: “Go back to stage!”. This felt so good.
STEVO SIMPLE BOY AGE
Born in 1990
STIVO SIMPLE BOY FAMILY
Stivo Simple Boy is the second last born in a family of eight children and an elder to his twin sister. Simple boy has been around the music scene for as long as he can remember.
As his profile rose in the Kenyan music scene, the young ambitious rapper was supported by his sister.
During an interview with K24 TV’s Betty Kyallo on her Show Weekend With Betty, Stivo Simple Boy unveiled his sister Linet whom he described as strict.
Linet revealed that she would give her brother support to pursue his music career.
she stated that whenever the music star went offline, his management team would call her to confirm his whereabouts.
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STEVO SIMPLE BOY WIFE AND RELATIONSHIP
Stephen otieno has never shied from sharing his life story and experiences. In a recent interview with Radio Citizen Mambo Mseto, Stivo opened up on his relationship life revealing that he has never been romantically involved with any lady.
“I am waiting for marriage, I have never been involved with any woman. Good things wait,” he said.
Singer Stivo Simple Boy has named his celebrity ideal woman whom he has been crushing on for a while.
The Vijana Tuwache Mihadarati hit maker, during a radio interview at Citizen Radio with Mseto East Africa show host Willy Tuva, said that Tanzanian model Wema Sepetu is the woman whom he would like one day to be in a romantic relationship with.