Kenyans have joined in the conversation on the media’s role in supporting local music.
Rapper Khaligraph Jones who initiated the conversation has said that he plans on addressing the nation as soon as he jets back in the country.
The debate fired up after artists insist that the media needs to do more to support the artists.
Some media personalities who have weighed in on the debate claim that artists who are fully dependent on the media have nothing much to offer.
Do Kenyans agree with Khaligraph Jones that the media needs to give more support?
Have a look at the reactions.
@KHALIGRAPH you know, we as presenters have limited say as to which songs play. Every station has their strategy with sound and audience. Yes, more good Kenyan music needs to be played (in my opinion) but coming at us is honestly cowardly. Go4the media OWNERS then. #NRGTransit
— Africa’s Finest? (@MwalimuRachel) January 7, 2019
I totally disagree,we us the audience we support the music which has got good content in it.There is no way you can produce music which is not good and you expect the support from the mass ? #nrgbreakfastclub #chapastorinabob @NRGRadioKE @AIRTEL_KE @kamenegoro @DeeJayKace
— Peppermint Kisses ? (@Peppermint_kis) January 7, 2019
True, our local artist are making it on their own through social media support, their hustle. Our presenters will support you once you have already made it #ChapaStoriNaBob
— Mickie ?? (@mickiemwas) January 7, 2019
Lol the only local content you guys play is dundaing y’all are not even supposed to be asking such questions
— you don’t say!?? (@zilani_ke) January 7, 2019
Support ya Kenya Bado, tena afadhali yeye amevumilia sana juu hajatoroka Kenya kwenda nje kujenga jina, ingekua msee mwingine angekua anishii stato sahii…. But Kenya should Change the narrative alafu ma artists nao wakue na content yenye itawauza vipoa #chapastorinabob
— 80100Ent (@80100E) January 7, 2019