Celebrated female artiste Vivianne has defended her stunt to pay for 1 person to go to Nigeria alongside Khaligraph Jones.
She came to the conclusion after Jones offered to take 10 big Kenyan media personalities/Radio presenters to Nigeria for a 10 day trip so that they could be recognized by their fans.
Speaking exclusively to the Star about the issue Vivianne says;
“I thought it would be an interesting way to bring the conversation home when it comes to airplay because at the end of the day I believe if you are Kenyan your number one loyalty should be to Kenyan content.
There is usually an issue about the viability of the content but the truth of the matter is whatever you push becomes big, as long as its viable and good.
I just wanted to challenge everyone who contributes to the entertainment scene to understand that it is important for us to remain loyal to our work.”
Below is Khaligraph’s original post;
“I am planning on Bringing at least 10 big Kenyan media personalities/Radio presenters to Nigeria for a 10 day trip which I myself shall cater for,I want to see if some of y’all will be recognized by your Nigerian fans or if you even have fans at all here, it would be very sad if you don’t though 😂😂 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬 #respecttheogs”
Well Jones received a fair share of critic and support at the same time and he seems to have refused to lower his guard after media personalities came out guns blazing.
“To Everyone who thinks am complaining cause I want my songs to get Airplay on Radio then you are totally wrong, I am good and my Music is doing well with or without radio airplay, kindly understand that this fight is for your little brother or cousin or friend or even your child who will want to be a musician in the coming future, when I see some Kenyan people saying that Kenyan Artists lack content in their music and shouldn’t complain for not getting Airplay, I Weep.
Do you know the amount of talent that Is out here and barely makes it to the radio cause of how the system is currently structured? Ata kama Hamtacheza Khaligraph tafadhalini Lets fix the Industry for a better tomorrow, Play local content on radio, wacheni siasa, trip slots are still open, vacation nitalipia, meanwhile let me eat jollof and ofufu, Nigeria Inanibamba Mbaya.. 😂😂#respecttheogs”