Charles Njagua better known by his stage name as Jaguar is
not a happy man as we speak. The ‘kigeugeu’ hit maker and other Nairobi based
musicians begged to differ with the Mombasa governor, Ali Hassan Joho after he
(Joho) announced that they will have to pay 0.2 m to perform in Mombasa county.
celebs and many reacted in distress and skepticism claiming that Hassan Joho
was trying to divide the already united music showbiz in Kenya.
and here is what he had to say:
Mombasa, Kisumu or Nakuru simply because I am based in Nairobi. Isn’t this dividing
Kenyan artistes? Are our fans going to be divided into such blocks? Kenyan
music is still young and it beats logic to start overtaxing musicians who are
already facing so many challenges. For the industry to grow, we need artistes
to be liberal, not only to meet the demands from fans but also exchange ideas among
themselves. I for example recorded a single with Sudi Boy from Mombasa to help
us promote each other. This is what we need to grow the industry,”
‘discriminates’ musicians from other towns or countries. Ne-Yo is set to
perform in Kenya and the last time I checked, he dint spend a dime to be
allowed to perform in Kenya.
industry. They have already devastated the sports and culture industry, so
please, keep off!