Coming to her mother country at a time when arstistes were demanding their music to be played on the airwaves of local stations, a Kenyan musician based in London, England, Mistony was reportedly blocked from appearing on a TV show in Kenya last Friday evening.
Mistony, who was accompanied to the broadcaster by Grandpa CEO Refigah, was told by security officers that her black biker was “too short” and “too tight” to be allowed on air.
The “Shaka Shuku” singer was, consequently, given two options – to leave or be allowed on air with a leso tied around her waist.
Mistony and her crew chose the former option – ditching the interview.
“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?” posed Refigah.
On her side, Mistony termed her rebuffal as “awful”. She had earlier appeared in an interview at a station housed in the same house that the sid TV is in.
“It felt extremely awful to be turned away by that TV station, yet other media houses received me well in that cloth. 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 artiste; and media houses should know better. I felt humiliated,” said Mistony.
Mistony is a London-based Afro-pop Kenyan musician. She is currently on a media tour in Kenya.
The story of Mistony comes at a time when another Kenyan celebrated songstress, Akothee had rented the airwaves for the same reasons of ‘Inappropriate’ dressing which caused a major stir online as well as engaging in a war of words with the social media frenzy fraternity.
She is also said to have written off KFCB moral boss Ezekiel Mutua and word was around that South Sudan had cancelled a planned tour of the singer for lack of morals.