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MC Gogo: Counselling Psychology graduate excelling in showbiz

 MC Gogo [Instagram]

Franklin Mark Gogo, popularly known as MC Gogo, has rapidly become one of the most sought-after MCs in the entertainment industry, both locally and internationally. Despite his burgeoning career in the entertainment world, many may not know that he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Kenyatta University, having graduated in 2023. In an interview with YouTuber Eve Mungai, Gogo mentioned that he might consider practicing counselling psychology later in life.

Journey to Becoming an MC

MC Gogo's career began unexpectedly at his home church in Dandora. After finishing high school, he volunteered to MC an event when the designated MC fell ill. He recalls, “Days to the event, the designated MC got sick and I volunteered to fill the slot. I did it so well and after the event I felt at home.” This initial experience led him to start working for community-based organizations (CBOs) in Dandora, earning a modest Ksh200 for his efforts. His passion and dedication helped him gradually rise through the ranks.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gogo started doing Facebook Live shows for the organization he worked with and eventually ventured into music mixes. He explains, “The first mix I did was on May 7, 2021, and we thought this was something we could do often together with DJ Daffy and DJ Munge. I posted a snippet of our mix on TikTok and later in the day it had hit over 1 million views in less than 24 hours, that is how it all began.”

Personal Discipline and Professionalism

Despite being in the nightlife industry, Gogo maintains strict personal discipline. He does not consume alcohol, even when offered by fans, as he believes in maintaining sobriety to perform his job effectively. Gogo emphasizes the importance of discipline, stating, “Too much of anything is poisonous and I am a strong believer of discipline. This is a job like any other. I made a decision to follow this path and I have no regrets.”

Gogo: Older women hit on me

Gogo faces challenges, particularly from female fans who sometimes express their admiration inappropriately. He handles these situations with tact and humor, often turning potentially awkward moments into amusing ones. He shares, “They keep saying, 'Oh baby boy, baby boy,' but I usually take them as jokes. I consider them people who are full of jokes. On a face-to-face level, the last time a woman approached me was when I was at Hornbill. She came and said, 'Hey, could you finish up there so we can go home.'”

Some women even go as far as proposing sexual escapades, but he has learned to manage these encounters. “I timed her as she kept saying marry me or sleep with me. Then, I reduced the music as she was speaking, and the whole club was looking at her. What are you saying? And that is how she went away. It's like a chess game,” he recounts.

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