In reaction to our recent piece about Blankets & Wine and it’s creator’s sour relationship with Capital FM and flamboyant owner Chris Kirubi, Muthoni confirmed that her event is a global phenomenon that’s unstoppable.
Ms. Ndonga was speaking to a local tabloid, and it is hoped that in the future, she will be seen less on tabloids and more on Business Journals.
We also hope that she will integrate many other individuals who can divert attention on her, focus more on the brand, to allow her the opportunity to make more music and mentor other young artistes.
To the conceited numbskulls working for Chris Kirubi, it is possible for the two events, or any other activity to thrive parallel without having to undermine the other.
There is merit to allegations that a toxic cartel exists in Nairobi, that undermines indigenous initiatives and conspires to deny sponsorship to worthy initiatives. Brand managers and Advertising Agencies are part of this web-of-deceit that has threatened the growth of the events industry.
Speak to musicians and they will tell you how the entire Safaricom engagement to Mo Sound Entertainment is rigged. Look at the pathetic advertisements in Kenya and realise that agencies like ScanGroup don’t head-hunt for talent but moonlight on Twitter, employing those who kiss Bharat Thakrar’s ass the most.
Content acquisition by local TV stations is skewed, and is solely at the discretion of the high-handed and arrogant television officials like Farida Karoney who influences Wachira Waruru, and Jamila Mbugua who has Linus Kaikai’s ear. Merit to them is a non-issue.
Kenya is held hostage by jealous individuals occupying positions of power beginning with the top. Many initiatives presented to the President Uhuru Kenyatta have been dismissed simply because they didn’t meet the “St. Mary’s threshold” where only his former schoolmates seem to be benefiting from his disgraceful tenure.
Let’s use social-media to break these cartels and chart a new course for Kenya that elevates merit and shuns patronage and mediocrity.
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If all bloggers posted third-rate content like Ghafla, where would Kenya be in the next five years? Probably a failed state like Central Africa Republic. We need young Kenyans to break out of the cycle of the old ways, and start being conscious about governance. Think about our dying middle-class and do more research on the Burkina Faso or Egyptian revolution.
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