Victoria Kimani opened a pandora’s box with a tweet that complained about Kenya’s ‘A’ list artists opening for ‘International B’ list musicians. The post which was first tweeted then she did a screen shot and shared it on Instagram created a hot debate in the comment section.
Check out the post below and follow the link to add your voice to the debate.
Riding around Nairobi, seeing billboards on top of billboards of these shows, why are none of us headlining? Why does it have to be this way… year after year after year…. we constantly place every other country, city, town above our own, Not every artist has the opportunities That A few of us have to leave Kenya and be seen on stages with that wide Africa reach, what the hell would I do if I didn't have those opportunities,,,, I'd sit here and either throw my own concert (coming soon) …. or wait to be some so called' opening act for less than ksh200K … while we watch them make $50,000 – $100,000 right in our face! Why can't we learn from Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and many more and be as excited to see ourselves as we are others?! And then get mad and wanna call me Nigerian because I am blessed to be booked there from time to time…: wow guys…. This self hate we got has to change pretty soon or we will keep loosing gems like Lupita who many of you literally chased away, then get mad if she acts brand new on you when she's back home 😂 mannn all I'm saying is book us now before you can no longer afford us. Brands too…. use your local faces ! GIVE THE YOUTH A CHANCE…. don't chase our Artistic dreams away!!…. you guys are sleeping on PICASSO AND MOZART ARE YOU STUPID!? 🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪🇰🇪 #ForgiveMe #IamAnArtist #ImPassionateAboutMyShit #FreeKenyanArt #PayKenyanArt … so I and many others don't have to keep leaving our HOME to make a normal living as an artist ❤