FALSE START

Daddie Marto's first gig was loss

Fare was Sh10k in total yet the actor was paid Sh6k

In Summary

• Marto said perseverance and patience are what led him to greatness in the industry

Actor Daddie Marto
Actor Daddie Marto
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Media personality and actor Martin Githinji, alias Daddie Marto, earned less than he spent in his early days of acting.

"Fare was Sh10k in total and I was paid Sh6k. So what then can I say my salary was?" he told Word Is of his first gig.

"My first salary was a minus but the perseverance and the patience to do that job is what has led me to do the things that I've done and where I am right now. It took time but it repaid itself."

Daddie Marto is part of the series 'County 49', which is a political thriller.

He plays a security detail to the governor of Bwatele county (played by Wakio Mzenge). 

"This is me back to doing what I normally do. I have only been in one comic character."

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