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DJ Creme de la Creme matatu confusion: 'I thought fare was 9 bob'


The Esko founder, DJ Crème de la Crème is a force to reckon with in the music industry.

He is a superstar deejay, astute entrepreneur and music producer all rolled into one, and without a doubt, he has been high flying for a while now. With his wealth of experience, he combines a perfect blend of music to captivate crowds.

He possesses a keen sense of humour and can read the audience, ensuring an unforgettable experience. His versatility across different genres and his ability to keep the crowd grooving have made him a highly demanded DJ, with clubs across the nation competing for his services.

While he seems to have mastered the power of his fingers, DJ Crème has been one of the most sought-after deejays of our times, but it was not always the issue when he was a newbie in Nairobi.

Narrating his experience which happened a while ago, Crème was so green that he didn’t even know the basics of Nairobi. Fresh from his hometown Kericho where he plies his trade nowadays, Crème first made inroads to Nairobi for greener pastures like most of us did.

“One major thing that I never understood was the matatu concept,” he explains.

For him, since most matatus have different route numbers emblazoned on them, he did know what the numbers meant and instead thought that was the bus fare.

In one instance, Crème says he was too confused when he boarded a matatu with the number ‘nine’ on it. The whole time, he says he thought he was supposed only to pay nine shillings, and once the conductor beckoned for his fare,

“I was seated comfortably, wondering why the conductor was busy ignoring me with my change. I patiently waited but eventually asked out loud for my change. I had been waiting for my 41 shillings all along,” he says.

He agrees being new in Nairobi is not for the faint-hearted but requires some mental stamina.

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