|Real Name||TJ Mario Kasela|
|Age||17 (As of 2021)|
|Education Level||High School|
|Place of Birth||Embakasi|
|Year of Birth||2004|
|Mother’s Name||Sofia Irma Sakwa|
|Profession||Musical artist, student|
|Net Worth||Kshs. 50 Million|
His flow and ease with which he slips bars accompanied by a spellbinding voice put him among Kenya’s A-list musicians. Trio Mio is the reincarnation of E-sir, a lyrical intellectual who died in his prime. The youngster grew to fame during the Covid-19 pandemic when the nation was on lockdown. His hits were a welcome pursuit from the uncertainty of Covid-19. Here is the biography of Trio Mio has told by Prudence Minayo:
His real name is Mario TJ Kasela. TJ means for Thanks, Jesus. The superstar’s mother, Irma Sakwa, had a complicated pregnancy, and she pledged to give praise to Almighty God if her son was born without any difficulties. So she named her son ‘TJ’ to honor her pledge to God.
The stage name Trio Mio was offered to him by his brother. It is made up of letters from his real name.
The talented artist is turning 18 years this year. The lyrical brainiac was born on October 22, 2004.
He comes from four siblings, two boys, & two girls. TJ is the last born in this family. However, his mother has always guided him and helped him even as he took a dip into the music industry.
The Cheza Kama wewe hitmaker rose in Umoja 1 estate in Nairobi. A single mother brought him up. He has a great connection with his mother, who performs as his manager. The two are compact, and his mother is his number one fan. However, she is confined to supporting her younger son’s career and guiding him through life. His elder brother is also a mentor to him. He has consistently supported and encouraged TJ.
If there’s one sure thing from his experience, he has a robust support system. He has individuals ready to guide and support him as he navigates in the rough music industry.
According to him, rising life was not easy. There are times they had to stumble to have their daily bread, but he was very sure that one day the stars would align and life would get sounder.
Trio Mio Education Background
He is currently in Form 2 at a school yet to be identified. Mario resumed school after the lockdown in 2020 was lifted having him report to boarding school and give Music a break.
Talking of His Father
In a discussion of Light Art Club, Trio Mio talked fondly of his dad, saying he encouraged him when he was young. He would serenade him with Rhumba songs & he does not rule out a collabo with his old man. His dad had a band & has since migrated to Tanzania.
When most people are questioned about the rising they want to be, they think of doctors, pilots, surgeons, and lawyers. Regardless, this was not the case with TJ. While others would tell this, he would simply say he liked to be like Kaligraph Jones’s OG. He gets a lot of inspiration from Khaligraph and has mentioned him as his most outstanding mentor. He would always rap in the facade of his classmates and write lyrics in his unrestrained time since he had to balance school and music.
The more he committed, the more his confidence grew. By grade 7, he was ready to unleash his first song, but things did not go according to plan, and those goals were put on hold.
While he was in form 2 first tearm, the pandemic impact and schools closed down. This offered him the chance to work on his craft, and he finally managed to unleash several songs. His fans were awed by his expert flow, beats, and how he seamlessly drove to rap. Hence, he became a known phenomenon in the country.
“Watching my brother & his friends rapping to instrumentals on YouTube is what motivated me to take it seriously; that’s when I began to compose my songs. The pandemic permitted me time to record these songs since schools were closed,” stated the rapper in an interview with The Standard.
Apart from the OG, he is also encouraged by several other musicians and would adore doing a collaboration with them. Sauti Sol, Nyashinski, Femi one & a few others are the singers he’d love to collaborate with.
He has a tally of 13 videos by the time of writing this post. Cheza Kama Wewe garnered around 5.8 million views. He has a tally of 127k subscribers and counting.
Trio Mio Contacts
Instagram – @triomio_official
YouTube – @Trio Mio Official