Trio Mio Opens Up On The Origin Of His Stage Name and The Meaning Behind It
24 July 2021
[Photo Credit: Trio Mio Instagram]
By Lydia M Joshua
Talented Kenyan artist Trio Mio has opened up on the origin of his stage name and the meaning behind it.
Speaking during an interview with Mzazi Willy M Mtuva at Radio Citizen, Trio opened up on the origin of his stage name ‘Trio Mio’ which he created with his brother’s assistance, explaining that it comes from his real name TJ Mario.
“Basically Trio Mio inatoka kwa jina zangu. Jina zangu TJ Mario, ‘T’ then Mario chukua hiyo ‘rio’ ya mwisho, Trio, then Mio, end bado kwa Mario hiyo ‘M’ na ‘io’ za mwisho Mio, Trio Mio.Ni kitu tu yenye tulitengeneza mi tukiwa na bro yangu tu, tukachambua ilikuwa hard sana,”he explained.
Apart from explaining the origin, Trio also expounded on the meaning ‘Trio’ in his stage name, whereby he insisted that as an individual he is able to accomplish what three members of a music group can accomplish together.
“The name Trio Mio, trio is a group of three people, basically mimi naeza fanya vitu watu watatu wanafanya. Kama saa zingine unaeza pata kwa group, unaeza pata group ya wasee wako watu ka tatu, kuna msee anafanyanga chorus, kuna msee anafanya verse, kuna msee mwingine anaeza tengeneza bridge, mi naeza fanya zote hapo hivo,”he expounded.
Meanwhile, Trio has been taking the country by storm as netizens on different social media platforms continue to compare his talent to legendary artists including the late E-Sir.
Sharing the story about how he began to rap, Trio also opened up on his mother’s initial resistance to his rap career, as he credited his brother’s role in his initial rap career explaining that he hyped him up at the beginning, telling him that he has something unique.
“Skill yangu, nimeanza kurap hapo 2016 nikiwa class six but sikuwa nimejirecognize fiti. Ikafika hapo class seven, eight, bro yangu akaanza kunichocha, akaniambia ‘wewe lazima lazima’ we ukona kitu ukona kitu, mum alikuwa ananiambia ‘ahaa ahaa’ siunajua tu mambo za wazazi, akaniambia, hapana but mi huchoranga mistari kila siku,” he added.