KCSE 2022: Trio Mio Speaks As Mother Denies D Grade Reports
His mother, Irma Sofia noted that her son had done well in the exams
The mother to rapper Mario TJ Kasela, better known as Trio Mio, has denied allegations that her son scored a D grade in the just-released 2022 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results.
Reports had surfaced as early as Friday, January 20 with social media users speculating that the Cheza Kama Wewe hitmaker was among 75,545 male students who scored D in the exams.
However, in a statement, his mother, Irma Sofia noted that her son had done well in the exams, whose results were released by Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu.
She also played cagey with Trio Mio's fans regarding the actual results, assuring them that he did well in the exams.
Trio Mio with his mother. /FILE
"Now I won't breathe because KCSE results have been released? Relax.
"The boy did his best and am very proud of him. And those speculating a D, I'm sorry," she said.
The artist also shared the same statement released by his mother on his social media platforms.
There were also reports that Trio Mio scored a Grade A, which emerged as a section of Kenyans called out those who were trolling him.
"In a few years' time, Trio Mio will employ top A students as his managers. Soon!," Chris Kirwa commented.
The artist meanwhile spoke after receiving the results, praising his fellow candidates for doing their best.
"Congratulations to all candidates receiving results today. We all did our best to get to this milestone.
"Ndo life inaanza na nawawishia kismat in all you intend to do next (Life is just beginning and I'm wishing you the best in all you intend to do next)," he stated,
In a recent diss track aimed at Kiss 100 FM presenters Chito Ndhlovu and Cyd Wambui, he addressed the sad situation affecting many Kenyan youths who complete their studies and get good marks but fall victim to an economy that has for years failed to create jobs that not only are capable of accepting their good grades but also sustain them in life.
Trio also noted that at the end of the day, the grades one gets will not put food on the table, as a way of advising youth not to give up on their dreams as someday they will be profitable.
Beginning with "Sasa huu msee anasema nini? (what is this guy saying?)", Trio Mio talked about how he dreamt of being a rapper having been born and raised in the ghetto environment, and that he would not lose sleep thinking about the KCSE results.
Ndhlovu and Wambui were responding to online banter about what would become of the rising talent during a past on-air show as they urged the rapper to pay more attention to his music because even though he passed KCSE and failed in his music, he would be forgotten in Kenyan showbiz.
“I am waiting for his music post-KCSE. Already he has released one song and guys are saying that the pressure of KCSE was what was making him release good music.
“This year is his make-or-break point…if he passes this year and doesn’t put out like a major hit, imagine he’ll be forgotten,” Ndhlovu stated.
He reacted to the freestyle by praising Trio Mio's talent, stating that he and Wambui were glad to start a conversation in the Kenyan music industry, even though Kenyans believed that the rapper was dressing down their comments.
Kiss 100 FM presenters Chito Ndhlovu and Cyd Wambui. /KISS FM