Piriton Dawayao: I was conned by a rogue producer

By - Jan 1st 1970

Piriton Dawayao, is an urban afro pop artist, who just released a new hit single titled ‘Riggy G’ which is inspired by the flamboyant lifestyle and swag of Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

Piriton is a young artist from Kakamega town who has defied all odds to pursue his dream of making a name for himself. Before his music career took off, Piriton was a motorbike owner and earned a living from boda boda business.

Through his hard work and dedication, he managed to save up enough money to finance his dream of becoming a top artist. “Hustling has been in my blood since my childhood days. I always wanted to become successful in everything I do. That’s why nimejituma na hii bizz ya boda atleast nipate kakitu juu pia huwezi kaa tu hapo ukilia hakuna jobs,” he says.

Although ‘Riggy G’ is the song that ultimately seems to be putting him on the national scale, he has been in the industry for a while. Immediately after school, Piriton started producing music but most never saw the light of day.

At the onset of his career he experienced quite a hurdle as he was also new in the industry and didn’t know what ropes to pull.

“I remember in the early years when I had started doing music, I was introduced to this producer who had agreed to work with me,” he says.

Things appeared to be going well until they finally connected and began working on music together. “This producer quoted some figures that I was supposed to pay before we commence the work,” he said. “Before we even did a track.”

Bearing in mind Piriton was fresh from school and had little to nothing in his name. He had saved some few coins which he without a doubt parted ways with so as to see his music career flourish.

“I was extremely broke but we entered into an agreement that would see us produce a couple of tracks before releasing them. We did this for a while until one day the producer ghosted me,” he says.

Soon after the aforementioned producer vanished, Piriton heard some tunes that were eerily similar to his.

He called the producer to find out what was going on because it appears that the producer sold his work to some other people.

Piriton said, “Once I reached out, he promised we would work together but ‘bei ilikuwa imepanda’ so he asked that I pay some more money. This was his “baptism of fire” into the world of show business, he says.

“At that time, I couldn’t afford the fees so I cut my losses and moved on.”




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