The inconclusive debate on what exactly ails Kenyan music has seemingly been reignited by rapper Mwafreeka Mwaf. Mwaf, an all round MC whose versatility has seen him radio present, act, produce films and TV host, has launched his latest tirade on radio presenters for failing the Kenyan music industry.
Through his official Facebook account, Mwafreeka claims ‘that the argument that the quality of Kenya music is not good enough, that’s why it’s not played on radio is BULLSHIT!!
In the long venting post, he also took shots at radio presenters with fake accents.
This is what he posted,
“Having worked on radio I can confidently tell you that the argument that the quality of Kenya music is not good enough, that’s why it’s not played on radio is BULLSHIT!!
I am wildly known for my HipHop show Da Joint in which I not only played Kenyan HipHop songs played by no one else, I also played underground artists from America.
I also had the pleasure of interviewing KRS One who was telling me New York artists don’t get enough AirPlay in New York. Who can say that KRS One doesn’t produce good quality?
MURS is known to wear T Shirts written “Play Local Music”. Coz in California nowadays the west coast artists don’t get as much support as they should.
So this quality argument is bullshit. Which CD in Kenya has had the quality of the new Vigeti album? Is Vigeti on heavy rotation on any station?
Just A Band appeared on Sway In The Morning on Shade 45. This is not only an American radio station, it is a satellite radio station. That means it transmits a lossless signal. Simply put crystal clear. So is Just A Band on heavy rotation?
As a presenter I played Just A Band Blinky Bill played Juliani Julius before he was a superstar and the list goes on. Why? Coz apart from being a presenter I am a music fan and I know good music.
A good radio presenter introduces his listeners to new music. My list of the`new music I introduced to Kenyans is endless. Top 40 in America should not mean Top 40 in the third world that is Kenya. Radio presenters love your job. Discover new artists.
Muthoni Bwika single handedly put Kenya music on radio. Eve De Souza was the first to put DNA, Juliani, Mwafreeka, Chiwawa etc on radio through her freestyles show.
What new artists have come through the new presenters? Don’t pull that quality shit out of your ass.
Be a part of history or don’t.
Bob Marley is the greatest superstar to come from a third world country with a catalogue worth $200M even after bootlegging. Bob Marley & the waiters had to use a threat of violence to get their music on air. Why? Coz in the 70s some non music fan who was a presenter didn’t think Bob was good enough.
Supporting Nigerian music, does nothing for any Kenyan presenter. Suck that Nigerian dick and then make an ass of yourself by tweeting#SomeOneTellNigeria
If not recognize unlike Bwika & Eve who had little to choose from, the Kenya music industry is huge now. Da Joint today would play 70% Kenyan HipHop comfortably.
Anyway you fake presenter fuck you!! The only talent you have is an accent in a country where low self esteem dictates that a Kenyan with an American or British accent is a better speaker than a day to day Kenyan.