We cannot publish the lyrics on this platform due to their obscene nature
For a couple of months now, local artistes have complained that DJs and radio presenters give prominence to foreign music
You have probably heard about ‘Stick’, a song by Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones. Well, a video of Papa Jones serenading Betty Kyalo with lines from this track has caused a heated debate online.
Reason? Betty was smiling and blushing all through as the artiste unleashed his ‘raunchy’ lines, something that rubbed a section of Kenyans the wrong way.
We cannot publish the lyrics on this platform due to their obscene nature and popular radio presenter Massawe Japanni took to Instagram to express her disgust.
“How do I even back announce this song on-air???? Support Kenyan music activists leteni opinions na mawe.. @bettymuteikyallo what's there to dance to?” she asked.
The post drew reactions from several artistes and journalists who voiced their opinion on the sensitive issue of supporting local content.
For a couple of months now, local artistes have complained that DJs and radio presenters give prominence to foreign music, something that is slowly killing the music industry.
While some stated there are audiences that appreciate such music, others expressed their disgust at how society is losing values.
Several songs by Bongo artistes were also labeled as raunchy but in their defense, their fans argued that the musicians skillfully play around with words to ensure they are not ‘too obvious’.
The other day, comedian Jalang’o blasted local artistes for unprofessionalism.
He questioned their approach towards sponsorship deals and their unappreciative nature when they are given platforms to showcase their work.
DJ Pinye had also stated that some Kenyan songs lack content and he received quite a bashing.
It remains to be seen how best stakeholders in the entertainment industry will handle this issue that is threatening to get out of hand.
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