A London based Kenyan singer was on Friday evening kicked out of a local TV station for her skimpy dressing.
Jane Ikasi alias Mistony claims she was told by security officers at the TV station that her black biker was too short and too tight for her to be allowed to appear on air. The singer who is on an East African tour to promote her latest song “Nyaga Nyaga”, was accompanied by Grandpa CEO Refigah.
She says she was asked to cover up herself with a leso if she wanted to do the interview or else leave. She chose to do the later and left with her crew after she felt humiliated by the TV station’s request.
According to an article by Nairobi News, the “Shaku Shaku” hit maker, narrated the incident on Saturday during a radio interview, where she appeared dressed in the same attire she had been turned away with by the TV station.
“It felt extremely awful to be turned away by that TV station, yet other media houses received me well in those clothes. I respect my body. So, I wouldn’t expose it with an ulterior motive. I was well dressed, and I think it is time we start embracing modern culture. Above all, I am an artist; and media houses should know better. I felt humiliated,” Mistony told Hot 96 FM.
On his part, Grandpa CEO Refigah wondered why the station had introduced a dress code.“There was a time we were at the TV station for an interview, and they did not mention anything to do with attire. So, why introduce a dress-code now?” said Refigah. Mistony has since taken to Instagram to share her disgust over the incident.