Rapper Jackson Makini, alias Prezzo, made Kenyans, especially artists, realize what showbiz is all about but he never gets enough credit.
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In the early 2000s very few people understood what being a celebrity was all about or how they should carry themselves, except one person and that is Prezzo.
He would be the talk of the town for months whenever he pulled up for gigs or award ceremonies.
The rapper often showed up in a swanky limousine with a bevy of beauties in tow. He also had large bundles of money at any given time.
But that is just the tip of the iceberg, in 2004, Prezzo caused jitters hiring a helicopter from Wilson Airport to Carnivore to attend the 2004 Chaguo La Teeniez Awards.
At the time, most celebrities rode in matatus and walked the rest of the distance, that was before the My City, My Town hitmaker changed the game.
The self-proclaimed King of Bling was also a style icon. While his fellow artists did not give a hoot about their dressing, he went out his way to look fashionable.
Many local artists wanted to be like Prezzo. He led an enviable lifestyle. He was more known for his expensive stunts rather than his music.
If Instagram existed then some of these would be well-documented because if you look at Prezzo now someone might think that you are lying.