Coastal based Producer Kelechi Africana has for the first time reveal how cartels in the music industry are destroying talents in Mombasa County.
Speaking during an interview in Mambo Mseto, Kelechi disclosed that the cartels have their own artistes whom they support and choose over other talented artistes.
Adding that by them (cartels) choosing artists is something that made the music industry in Mombasa not to grow.
He went on to say that, the same cartels have made it difficult to approach Governor Joho for support.
“Issue ya Cartel Iko sababu mi hata sikuwa kwa ile show ya kuvuka mwaka. Kuna mtu amabaye aliyeko pale ambaye alianza muziki 2019 ilihali mi nikakosa nafasi. Kila mtu na watu wake,” said Kelechi.
“Kupembeleezana na mtu huwa sipendi halafu mtu kama anajua kazi yako inastahili na anaona kwamba inastahili na anaeka mtu ambaye anajua mtu hatamsumbua kwenye upande wa hela inakua kuharibu kazi katika upande wa Mombasa,” added the singer.
The talented producer went ahead to request Joho to focus on the Mombasa Music industry because the art is dead and artists were really suffering.
“Joho Aangalie Sanaa yake ya Mombasa inakwenda vipi kwa sababu ukilinganisha Sanaa zote Mombasa ndio sehemu ambayo Sanaa haiendi popote. Wasanii hawaendelei ndio maana nimehama. Presenter wa Mombasa anakua juu kuliko msanii mpaka inabidi umuabudu presenter ndio akupe show ya elfu tano.” He requested.
Watch his full interview