Mombasa-based musician Nesphory Simbiga, better known by his stage name Kidis, has quit music.
Speaking in an interview with Milele FM radio presenter Chris The Baise, the ‘Kamua Leo’ hitmaker cried foul saying he had lost millions of shillings in the music industry.
Kidis, who has been in the game for over a decade, alleged that the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) has never been paid his music royalties amounting to Ksh7.5 million.
He also claimed to have missed out on a cool Ksh6.5 million from his song, Mshamba, which was used as the theme song for TV comedy, ‘Mshamba’.
“Nimeacha bro, sitaki muziki tena bro. Kila ninacho jaribu naibiwa tu. Mimi unajua sitegemei kiki, mimi na showbiz siko kabisa. Unakumbuka story ya R.K vile tuking’ang’ana na Mshamba kwa kile kipindi tukifanya 2014 imeniweka chini sana. Hicho kipindi vile kiliisha walipotea na 6.5 million man. Story nyingine MCSK walipotea na 7.5 million. Nimezunguka na lawyers, wapi!” Kidis said.
The Tanzanian-born hitmaker revealed that at some point he was unable to pay Ksh10,000 rent.
“Sanaa ya Kenya iko na uhuni sana, sasa naibiwa pesa hadi nilishindwa kulipa nyumba shilingi elfu kumi. Niambie vipi Kidis ashindwe kulipa elfu kumi?” he posed.
Kidis was previously signed to Grandpa Records and made headlines when he quit the stable after a bitter fallout with the owner of the label Refigah.