by Helvine Achieng
February 16, 2021
Early childhood star Tyler Mbaya popularly know as Baha of the Childhood play Machachari has recently opened up about how fame and the spotlight that comes with it have affected him.
Speaking in a recent interview on Radio Jambo, the Mchachari actor stated that
"IT HAS AFFECTED ME BECAUSE I REALLY LIVE A PUBLIC LIFE. I HAVE NO CHOICE. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY. IF I AS TO LIVE AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC LIFE, I WOULD THROW AWAY MY CAREER." "I'M AN ASPIRING THESPIAN WITH A LOT OF DREAMS FOR THIS INDUSTRY. I JOINED IT VERY YOUNG AND I HADN'T LEARNED ALOT ABOUT IT."
Tyler stated that he had taken a self-discovery journey.
"I DID NOT STOP OR QUIT ACTING. WHAT I LACKED WAS SELF DEVELOPMENT WHEN I STARTED OUT AS CHILD ACTOR. I WAS LIVING LIFE ON THE PRIMETIME WHERE EVERYONE KNEW YOUR BUSINESS. ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN A CHILD ACTOR CAN RELATE TO THIS."
"YOU ARE A CHILD YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND A LOT OF THINGS. IT HITS YOU HARD BUT SINCE IT IS YOUR LIFE YOU HAVE TO STEP BACK AND SORT THAT OUT."
"THE FACT THAT I WAS A PUBLIC FIGURE THAT PROPELLED ME. IT GAVE ME A KICK TO DO BETTER THERE WERE SUBJECTS IN SCHOOL LIKE BIOLOGY THAT I DID NOT LIKE BUT WAS FORCED TO STUDY AND EXCEL IN. MY PASSION AND FOCUS WAS IN LITERATURE."
Baha had not long ago finished his secondary school education managing to scoop a B+.