Jalang’o challenges local artists and schools Khaligraph Jones on the radio industry

Rapper Khaligraph Jones has a bone to pick with Kenyan presenters and he is willing to fly them to Nigeria to prove his point. However, Jalang’o has other plans.

The “Mazishi” hitmaker is putting Kenyan media personalities and presenters on blast for playing too much Naija music. According to a post on social media, he is planning to cater for the expenses of 10 big Kenyan media personalities for 10 days in Nigeria to asses if they will be recognized in the West African country or if they have fans at all. This was brought on by the claim that the reason why they are not successful abroad is that presenters don’t give them airplay as they do with foreign artists especially Nigerian artists whose music is widely played in Kenya.

A number of Kenyan artists chimed in on the matter including Naiboi and Vivian who also wanted to contribute to send more presenters to Nigeria.

Popular radio presenter and emcee Jalang’o weighed in on Papa Jones’ observations saying “presenters are not the ones who chose what type of music is on rotation” he went on to add that from a recent poll he conducted a majority of Kenyans request for Nigerian songs too. He took to the gram to confirm the majority of requests were “50% Bongo 40% Naija! Today on Apple Music there are only 6 Kenyan songs in top 100 Kenya!” The famed comedian challenged Kenyan musicians to get out of the comfort zone, he said artists who are still dependent on TV and radio to make it big are bound to fail.”

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@khaligraph_jones is planning a trip for presenters and media personalities to NAIJA to see if they have fans there since we play too much Naija and soon the next trip will be to bongo! Yes we don't have fans there but before you start blaming us! Did you know that presenters don't even choose music played on Radio and if they do they have very little say on what goes on air? No you dint! Before music is scheduled on Radio it is researched on and all we do is play ! The other day we were involved in making our playlist, I posted it here asking you to help us and the results were shocking almost! 50% Bongo 40% Naija! Today on Apple Music there are only 6 Kenyan songs in top 100 Kenya! So hata hiyo pia ni ma presenters na djs wamepanga? But the question is how did we get here to NAIJA and BONGO? Marketing! Aggressiveness! And getting out your comfort zone! If you are still depending on Radio and Tv to make you big then you have nothing in this industry! There are too many avenues! YouTube, Spotify,Apple music..then we have social media platforms! Diamond launched his Album in more than 10 countries some of you have not launched even for your family! We can't play what we don't know! I personally has hosted and booked you guys for events and paid you guys for shows even if it's little ,I have done my part! The other day @thekingkaka launched his Album they dint even show up and the other day saw them begging selfies with Diamond just like they did with Neyo instead of asking for collabo! Khaligraph you know what hard work is and what it took you to be there! Sautisol dint have to depend on us! Hii ni 2019 na mkiendelea hivi mtatukuna saana! Link on my bio support @officialmasauti_

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Khaligraph Jones was in Lagos, Nigeria for the weekend for a video shoot and the Soundcity MVP Awards, where the rapper lost out to South Africa’s AKA for the best Hip-Hop Award.

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