UPDATE: Details of the planned President Kenyatta’s meeting with Kenyan Artists

The State House Director of Brand Strategy and Events  Big Ted has today given an update in regard to the  planned presidential meeting with Kenyan Artists.

During the burial of the late Bruce Odhiambo, Kenyatta called upon the Event Boss to organize a meeting between him and Kenyan artists.

This move came after Kenyan musicians had a conversation on the Play Kenyan Music and demanded more airplay for even upcoming artists.

Big Ted said that for the creative economy,  the President’s invitation signals the first of a thousand steps towards bringing order, sanity and justice  to the hundreds thousands of Kenyans who earn and erk a living off this industry.

He also gave an update that the meet up process was initiated and what Kenyans need to look forward to is  the adoption of a Memoranda meeting,publishing of Memoranda into report and a presidential creative economy round table meeting.

“The process began with a setting up of a small internal internal committee to create a framework for the industry engagements and an M&E system to feedback to His Excellency the President ,this was followed by Public participation execise which was attended by over 40 Creative Economy associations and groups who presented various sector memoranda to be compiled into a report which shall form the state of the industry report to be discussed at the PRESIDENTIAL CREATIVE ECONOMY ROUNDTABLE at STATEHOUSE within 100 days.” he stated in his post

Although the changes will not come immediately,  there is hope that there will be a transformation in the creative industry.


Big Ted says that he promised the President a organised well researched and articulate issue based meeting with no side shows and  this is set to happen soon.

The Event boss also added that sometimes people are more interested in touring the State House instead of focusing on the main agenda but he hope’s that this will be fruitful.

This meet up will go a long way in ensuring that the challenges of the artists are addressed and  the team will agree on lasting solutions to their needs.

 

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Many years ago i met a friend who asked me what i would do when the time came for me to STEP UP TO THE PLATE . The call came at the burial of legendary music producer @bruceodh BRUCEODHIAMBO in KORU /KISUMU the instruction by my boss was simple deliver this people to me and IF you dont the INDUSTRY shall have you yo blame.. For the CREATIVE ECONOMY this invitation signals the first of a thousand steps towards bringing ORDER & SANITY and JUSTICE to the hundreds thousands of KENYANS who earn and erk a living off this industry. Sometimes we make the process more complicated than we need to and sometimes the process needs to be complicated ,Rome was not built in a day neither do we expect this INDUSTRY to change in a few days The process began with a setting up of a small internal internal committee to create a framework for the industry engagements and an M&E system to feedback to His Excellency the President ,this was followed by Public participation execise which was attended by over 40 Creative Economy associations and groups who presented various sector memoranda to be compiled into a report which shall form the state of the industry report to be discussed at the PRESIDENTIAL CREATIVE ECONOMY ROUNDTABLE at STATEHOUSE within 100 days. The process now moves to the adoption of the report where all associations and individuals shall approve and adopt the report for publishing and form out OFFICIAL REQUEST FOR DATE IN THE PRESIDENTS DIARY. I PROMISED HE the PRESIDENT an orgarnised well researched and atticulate issue based meeting DEVOID of SIDESHOWS NAMECALLING OR HEADLESS HECKLING and that ladies & gentlemen is my call to STEP YO THE PLATE UNFORTUNATELY many people are more interested in TOURING the house on the hill than sitting down to discuss and compile the issues and some MORE interested in throwing a spanner into the works BUT there is HOPE in many that see the need to PITCH in PARTICIPATE and LEND their TIME & VOICE. SO look out for ADOPTION of MEMORANDA MEETING PUBLISHING OF MEMORANDA into REPORT THE PRESIDENTIAL CREATIVE ECONOMY ROUND TABLE MEETING #GetInvolved #SohelpmeGod #GoodToGreat #StartSmall #StepToThePlate #livelovelearnlaughlean2019

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