Why Dr. Ofweneke is still seeking dialogue with Stoopid Boy

A heated debate has erupted regarding compensation for celebrity interviews in the past week since the tiff between the two

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Comedian-turned-TV host Dr. Ofweneke has extended an olive branch for a conversation with rapper Stoopid Boy after the artist turned down an interview invitation.

Stoopid Boy gained fame with his hit song, "G Bag Na Jug," which has amassed over 2.6 million views on YouTube.

A heated debate has erupted regarding compensation for celebrity interviews in the past week.

The controversy ignited when Dr. Ofweneke, faced criticism following Stoopid Boy's abrupt cancellation of a scheduled interview on his show.

Expressing disappointment over the last-minute cancellation, Dr. Ofweneke attributed it mainly to the rapper's demand for payment.

"Stoopid Boy canceled at the last minute because he wanted to be paid. So, Stoopid Boy, just wait, we will pay you. When you seek to promote your third or fourth single and look for Ofweneke to promote, we shall remember. We shall revisit," stated Dr. Ofweneke.

Stoopid Boy clarified his decision to decline the interview.

In a widely circulated TikTok video, the rapper and his friend discussed the financial challenges faced by artists despite their popularity.

Stoopid Boy stressed the importance of securing financial stability before committing to interviews.

"There's no way we'll be famous and broke. We've surpassed that... Many artists trend, but on the streets, they're insulted. That's why I told you that you must understand how I live first before you call me for an interview," expressed Stoopid Boy.

In an interview Nairobi News, Dr. Ofweneke expressed his eagerness to mentor artists on the significance of media engagements for emerging musicians and understanding the obstacles they encounter.

Dr. Ofweneke stressed the importance of educating artists on communication skills and the need for proper representation through management teams to avoid losing lucrative endorsements.

He highlighted instances of artists damaging relationships due to poor communication. Despite warnings from industry peers, he expressed a willingness to engage with artists, drawing from his own background in Mathare ghetto.

He aimed to mentor them spiritually and guide them on industry standards, stating his desire to understand their challenges firsthand.

He clarified that his involvement in the situation was unilateral and sought to initiate constructive dialogue with the artists.