Stephen Otieno Adera, musically known as Stivo Simple Boy, is a Kenyan rapper, songwriter, and musician. He became famous after appearing in a show on Ebru TV in 2019. The rapper was born on 23rd January 1990 in Homabay County. Stivo Simple Boy started his music career in 2015 and has produced hit songs like Ndoa, Mihadarati, Ufisadi, Ukimwi, Mapenzi ya Pesa, Inauma, and his biggest hit Freshi Barida.
STEVO SIMPLE BOY
Stivo, having grown and raised in Kibera Slams, has seen a lot of youths misusing drugs and getting into crime; therefore, he has produced songs to talk about these vices. He is also an ambassador of the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA)
Stivo Simple Boy has gained a lot of followers and fans, with over 42k followers on Instagram and 502k followers on Facebook. This has led to views on YouTube for his songs.
Stivo Simple Boy has done collaborations with lots of musicians like
Tess Kambua in Haleluya Music Video
Adasa in Ni Nani MusicVideo
Byzzo The Baddest in Inauma Music Video
Vivian in Simpo Simpo Music Video
Ntosh Gazi, Mejja, and Exray in Freshi Barida Music Video
These collaborations have grown his profile tremendously and have increased his net worth.
Stivo Simple Boy has not shied off dramas and has been involved in several of them in the recent past.
Stivo Simple Boy was dumped by her girlfriend Pritty Vishy. On January 29th, 2022, Pritty Vishy said she was tired of the rapper not defending her against his family members and the management that handles him.
This break-up brought into light the many issues that were in the relationship. They had been in the relationship for the past three years. Stivo Simple Boy met her in 2017 but started officially dating in 2019.
After the break-up, they traded accusations against each other. On Instagram, Pritty Vishy posted a video saying that the rapper cheated on her with Adasah who they had collaborated on a song. She was emotional as she alleged her ex-boyfriend had cheated on her.
Later Stivo Simple Boy, in an interview with Mpasho, said that Pritty Vishy was the cause of the break-up and refuted the claims that he cheated on her. The rapper said that Pritty was just clout chasing.
The songwriter also said that Pritty cheated on him several times, but he chose to stay and retaliated that she was not her ideal woman and that the break-up was imminent.
In another interview, the musician claimed that Pritty was always pestering him to get intimate, which was not what they had agreed when they started dating. The musician believed in sex after marriage, which brought conflicts in their relationship since Pritty never agreed with those beliefs.
Pritty, on the other hand, responded by saying that the musician was not attractive to her, which is why she chose to cheat. She claimed the musician was not romantic and was never attentive to her needs.
Stivo Simple Boy caused a stir when he said he wanted to have 50 children with one woman. This resulted in a lot of netizens questioning how a single woman could deliver 50 children.
In an interview with Mungai Eve, the Kibera-based musician stated that he had already paid a Ksh2 million dowry for someone else. This comes after her ex-girlfriend said that her bride price is Ksh2 million.
Proposes to Diana Marua
Diana Marua, a rapper, and songwriter, is the wife of Kenyan musician Bahati. During a cooking vlog hosted by Diana on her Instagram page, the Kibra-based musician jokingly proposed to Diana.
Stevo Simple Boy started to tease Diana, and after a few interactions, he asked Diana, “Mimi ningependa uwe mke wangu, je inawezekana?” leaving Diana speechless. Diana, who has a following of over2.2million on Instagram, later posted, ”Yaani, you call someone for a serious interview and out of the blues, he Declares his love for me. I’m still in shock, but we move on regardless.”
Bahati Threatens to Beat Stivo
This video led to Bahati threatening to beat up Stivo Simple Boy. Bahati stated “Huyu Jamaa nitamchapaa, Freshi Barida kitu ganiii??”Many netizens reacted to these like @its Belinda saying, “Si I thought Stivo anapenda vienyeji”, @faithilemo stating “ebu asifanye Matthew alie tena pliz”
Last year there were rumors also stating that his management had been exploiting him and he was living in a mud house in Kibera. Stories from Facebook and Instagram were saying that the managers were not paying him and were preventing the musician from interacting with other people to protect their image.
His ex-girlfriend also claimed that Stivo always followed his manager’s advice without question.
This year the musician narrated how he was once arrested and locked up because of false accusations by a female friend. The female friend had reported to the police that Stivo had impregnated her. The accusations were false, and the rapper said the friend was just clout chasing. The police conducted a pregnancy test which turned out to be negative, and he was released.
While a lot of musicians have a good education background, Stivo just went up to class 7 and then dropped out. He started his music career as a side hustle before doing it as a full-time job. Stivo Simple Boy has also ventured into the clothing industry, where he sells hats and branded t-shirts.
The Kibera-based musician, in an interview, said that he mostly makes music that is educative on social matters like health. He said Professor Jay, a rapper from Tanzania, is the role model. Still, he is also grateful to Nyashinski, Jalang’o, and Kaligraph Jones, who has been a pillar and the support system in his music career.
Stivo Simple Boy has defied all odds and made for himself a career out of music, and this is a sentiment that anyone can become successful in this life.