With a dream in you, opportunities will always run after you as you run for them. Believe in your dreams and maintain a positive focus, success will get attracted to you. King Mfalme expounds on this…
Your name, nickname, current residence and your specialization in the industry.
My name is Reagan Machoka and my stage name is King Mfalme Kenya living in Imara Daima. I do Gospel Music.
Could you describe one of your typical workdays as a musician?
I do music mostly on weekends because of side hustling on weekdays.
What skills and personal attributes are required to become a valuable gospel artiste?
Vocals training is very important.
Which parts of gospel music do you find most challenging?
Lack of enough time due to side hustling.
What do you find most enjoyable?
Performing and getting more fans.
Are there any negatives in your career as a gospel artiste? Mention any.
Yeah, people discouraging you to stop doing music especially when it is not paying. But you just have to focus on your dream.
Kindly share some of the projects you’ve accomplished so far.
All my current projects are still running and soon I will be launching them.
Which seasons of the year are toughest as a gospel artiste?
Whenever there are no shows, it sounds tough to me as an artiste.
How would you describe government support for your field?
The government isn’t supportive, I just struggle by myself.
Is this field growing enough to accommodate those with a dream like yours?
Yes, as long as you are determined there is room for your dreams.
Why do some people leave this industry?
Due to poor self-management, lack of financial support and being discouraged by friends and family.
Who are your greatest motivators in the industry?
Bahati, Mr. Seed, David Wonder and HopeKid really inspire me.
What is the position of ladies and people with disabilities in the industry today?
They have chances and opportunities but they face challenges like discrimination.
Are there opportunities for self-employment in your field? Kindly expound on this.
Yes, once one is stable, it is easy to become your own CEO and even create job opportunities for more youth.
How did you make your artistic dream a paying job?
Though I haven’t reached my artistic peak, I’ve had to focus and believe in my dream. That’s why I am what I am today.
How long does it take for one to rise to the top?
It depends with when your star will shine on you. As long as you are determined, your time will always come.
Is there anything else you think an ambitious youth would need to know about gospel music?
Yes, it is advisable that one should have faith in him/herself and also handle challenges positively.
How can the society or rather fans get in touch with you?
On Instagram and Twitter I’m King Mfalme Kenya and Facebook King Mfalme Naishy.