Kenya’s ‘Bob Marley’
| January 23rd 2013
|Kenyan Comedian Eric Omondi.|
By Sheila Kimani
Aside from rib-cracking and starting random campaigns like the Skinny People’s Party, he is back again and this time it is for a serious cause.
Seeing that politics is currently taking the forefront in Kenya’s daily lives, Eric resolved to join the band wagon but this time around for everyone’s interests and most importantly for ‘Peace’.
With the fast approaching elections, he recently launched his ‘Together For Peace Campaign track which emphasizes on the need to vote in good leaders as well as vote in peace.
With Bob-Marley’s ‘Come Together As One’ being his instrumental of choice, Eric sings through it passing his message to Kenyans.
Asked why he chose the Bob Marley rendition as his Sound-track, this is what Eric Omondi had to say.
Pulse: Did you have to use Bob-Marley’s sound-track?
Erick: Not really but I believe that it was the best instrumental to use since many people can relate to the song and its peace message. Again it’s my favorite Bob-Marley tune so I chose to settle on it.
Pulse: So who is your target market?
Erick: Every Kenyan is my target audience because we are Kenya and Kenya is us. Peace has to start with individuals and it is our duty to uphold it.
Pulse: Is that the only peace song you have out so far?
Erick: No it is not! Despite the fact that it is the song currently gracing the airwaves, I also have other songs out including ‘Kanyaga’ which calls upon Kenyans to ‘Kanyaga’ tribalism. On this one we collaborated with my brother.
Pulse: What about comedy?
Erick: Comedy is still alive inside of me but right now I am trying to promote peace in a different and more serious way.
Pulse: Last word for your fans?
Erick: We can all make change and promote peace so help us spread the message of peace. We shall soon be coming to your towns so let us all come together for the ‘Together For Peace Campaign’.
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