by Muthoni Kimani
February 1, 2021
Kenyan Comedian Eric Omondi has revealed that he has lost a couple of sponsors after his ‘Wife Material’ show. The self-proclaimed comedy King said that the show had costed him as the sponsors termed it “unethical content”.
In an interview, the comedian reveals that one of the good deals he lost was with a betting company. He seemed to have been making a fair amount from.
”I lost a lot. They said our product is family-oriented. We do not know what you are doing with your brand kissing girls.”
This happens weeks after the comedian revealed to netizens that the whole show was just staged and everything was planned. The winner of the show, Carol from Band Becca, also announced that she only came to the show to promote her brand.
Nevertheless, Eric also adds that the show helped to gain more following as more companies eyed him.
”Luckily, I am the most followed personality in Kenya. I feel very blessed and thank my fans. It is because of them that I get endorsements. Sponsors see these followers, who are fans, actual people, who love and follow me.”
Eric also added that he got some negative responses from women after the staged show. Some were complaining that Eric used the girls. But he adds that most men stood with him on the trolls he was receiving.
Eric’s comedy talent over the years has contributed significantly to who he currently is.