Anyiko Woko celebrates comedian Jalang’o in moving post

Jalang'o with Anyiko [Photo: Instagram @anyikowoko]

Behind her successful career and the constant smile on her face, popular PR manager and publicist Anyiko Woko at one point had it pretty tough.

Walking from one job to another trying to make ends meet, the former Grapevine show host had her longtime friend Jalang’o to thank for being there for her.

Narrating the struggles she had to endure during her hustling days on an Instagram post, Anyiko explained that every time she met the comedian, he would always offer to buy her food or a lift. She would turn them down.

“This man has always had a heart of giving! I won’t forget when I used to walk along the streets of Kijabe and Harry Thuku, between university and my BBC and KBC hustles. Every single day or time, I bumped into Jalas (who at the time was running his theatre company based at KNT), he would ask me if I had eaten lunch.

“Those days I was broke AF and strangely honest, I would just say no and to my surprise, always, he would give me money to go buy lunch or take me out, and even drop me where I was going and then go on to encourage me to continue working hard etc. Like, seriously I never said thank you enough,” she wrote.

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Motivated by his background that was dotted with lack, Jalang’o seemingly understands what not having anything feels like.

The self-styled Heavy J Baba recently came to the aid of a needy Form One student who reported on the first day with a box and only two bars of soap.

Taking to Instagram Jalang’o confirmed that he had gotten hold of the boy and his mother and would pay his form one to form four school fees.

"We will do a complete Form One shopping and pay his school from Form One to Form Four," he wrote.

Grass to grace

In a previous interview, the entrepreneur cum radio presenter narrated the struggle of growing up in a family that did not have much. His high school fees were paid in the form of maize, beans and firewood courtesy of his enterprising father.

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When things started looking up for him, Jalang’o, unfortunately, lost his father and he could not attend his burial.

“I could not even afford to go bury my dad when he died... The same day I got my very first gig at Kiss 100 is the same day my dad died. Caroline called me and told me Jalang’o you are replacing Nyambane when she hung up my mom called and told me your dad is gone. That’s how sad it was for me,” said Jalango.


“The way Lupita said, every dream is valid. In these same streets I used to sleep hungry, in these same streets I used to walk not knowing where I am going. Still, it is in these same streets and offices I used to knock doors are the same streets I drive and see myself in billboards.

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The comedian has since become a household name with numerous assets and businesses to his name.