Peter Msechu

Peter Msechu needs no introduction especially to those who keenly followed the Tusker Project Fame show. A favourite for many, he came second to Uganda’s Davis Ntare in TPF’s season 4 which aired in 2010.

Speaking during a TV interview with Mikito Nusunusu, the talented artist revealed that he had to quit music to focus on his health.

Weighing 184kgs, Msechu opened up about his struggle with obesity which has put his life in danger.

“Ni kweli nipo kimya kwa maana kwenye gemu kwa sasa ninanusa nusa tu tofauti na ilivyokuwa zamani. Nafanya hivi kwa sababu sasa ninahudumia afya yangu. Unajua nilikuwa nimejiachia sana kiasi kwamba nikawa nimefikisha uzito wa kilo 184 jambo ambalo lilikuwa ni hatari sana kwangu,’’ Msechu narrated.

After a visit to the hospital, doctors told him he could die any time because the fat in his body was surrounding his heart.

“Niliamua kwenda hospitali kwa ajili ya kufanya vipimo. Baada ya kufanyiwa uchunguzi niliambiwa tatizo ni uzito maana nina kilo nyingi pamoja na mafuta ambayo ilikuwa imefika hatua yamezunguka moyo. Nikaambiwa kwa hali ilivyokuwa inakwenda, muda wowote ningezimika tu ghafla kama nisipochukua jitihada za dhati za kupunguza mafuta,’’ he said.

According to doctors, he needs to lose 104 kilos to live a healthy lifestyle. So far, he has managed to lose 20 kilos in five months.