MCA Tricky Biography
MCA Tricky as he is popularly known which simply means Member of Chokora Assembly was born in 1993 and was raised up at the coastal region of Kenya. His real name is Paul Kimani Njoroge. He is the last born in the family of three and a younger a younger brother to two elder siblings.
He attended Ikungu Primary School in Makindu, Mombasa county.
MCA Tricky life on the street
At the tender age of 12 years he was thrust into the harsh reality of harsh street life. His peers convinced him to accompany them to Nairobi in search of greener pastures without the knowledge of his parents.
He was idle, frustrated and needed to survive so he agreed, only to realise that life in the city was harder than he expected.
While in Nairobi he stayed at Nairobi’s Saika estate, during which he worked as a vegetable errand boy to and from Gikomba market to survive. He experienced hunger and mistreatment bi indifferent members of public. With time, however, the people he was hanging out with introduced him to drug abuse. He ended up being tossed from one abandoned house to another
Life offered very little to laugh about but somehow he chose to embrace comedy as a vehicle to numb the misery of harsh street-life, encouraged by members of little-known Barikiwa set book group who often staged show in various colleges.
MCA Tricky as a comedian
In February 2016, he attended Churchill show auditions and beat everyone in the audition. His signature style on the stage is baggy grey coat,Red shirt and a three quarter navy blue trouser. His persona revolves around portraying the life and stories of Nairobi street boys. He puts a funny twist to his street experience to entertain and educate his fans on what it really feels like to be out on the streets.
MCA Tricky has become a favorite to many lovers of the show which is shot at Carnivore and aired on NTV every Sunday. Tricky prides himself as a street boy with his accent just doing him that favor
MCA Tricky uses that character so people can stop overlooking the less fortunate he says his character has changed people’s perceptions of street kids. He says people see him when they meet a chokara and they treat them like human beings. He says no one wakes up and decides to be a chokara, you just sink into it like a bad habit; it can happen to anyone.
MCA Tricky Aspirations
MCA Tricky hopes to become a mentor to the less privileged including aspiring comedians, advising them to follow their hearts’ yearnings.
“Nothing comes easy; it is important to give it your all if you hope to succeed. It is important to keep in mind that life is a battlefield and not a playing ground and being here for a short time we need to strive and make the best of it,” he said.
His parents are Mr Peter and Ann Ndavi and he is the last born in a family of three.
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