Huku maandamano yakizidi kushuhudiwa nchini Marekani kwa ajili ya ubaguzi wa rangi uliosababisha kifo cha George Floyd, wasanii humu nchini walizungumzia jambo hilo na hata wengi kukumbana na kisa hicho humu nchini.
Rappa Khaligraph Jones alizungumzia jambo hilo na kusema kuwa alibaguliwa na mhindi alipokuwa anaenda kununua jumba aliloliona kwenye mitandao ya kijamii.
Khaligraph hakuweza kuingia katika jumba hilo lililokuwa eneo la Lang’ata, kwa maana alikuwa mwafrika.
Rappa huyo aliwauliza watu kwenye mitandao wazingatie jambo hilo ambalo linatendeka humu nchini huku akisema kuwa kuna baadhi ya wananchi ambao wanakubali watu wa rangi au kabila lao kupanga nyumba.
Hasa msanii huyo alizungumzia maeneo ya Lang’ata na Westlands. Swali ni je, ubaguzi wa rangi utazidi kutekelezwa hadi lini na ni lini utakwisha swali ambalo wengi wanaulizana na wanazidi kuulizana.
Alieleza jinsi alifanyiwa wakati huo,
“Mwaka jana nilienda maeneo ya Lang’ata kuona nyumba nzuri ambayo niliona mitandaoni, baada ya kufika huko tulikatazwa kuingia katika nyumba hiyo
Sababu ilikuwa hawakuwa wahindi ilhali walikuwa waafrika, tuliambiwa tu wahindi pekee ndio walikubaliwa kupangisha majumba hayo
Nilijua ni mazishi nilirudi Kayole polepole, sikupewa heshima.”Alieleza Khaligraph.
Baadhi ya wasanii ambao walizungumzia jambo hilo ni kama,
ogaobinna: Happened to me last week in Parklands🤷♂️🥵
donimran254@ogaobinna if that happens in our own continents😰😰😰😰 how do you expect people to treat us in their continents…..most of it is not about racism…its about what we’ve shown them that it should be.
nazizihirji:Yoooo word !!!! and this has been happening for such a looong time ! They say vegetarians only.. and even if you are vegetarian as long as u black hupati house.
krgthedon:Indians are the poorest people on Earth they should even treat Kenyans with some respect!!! Kazi yao ni cleaning toilet and other manual jobs elsewhere in the world E.Africa ndio wanafurisha balls 🤣.
Kenya na Tanzania wamekuwa maadui kwa muda si tu katika biashara hata katika sekta ya sanaa. Mpiga picha wa msanii Diamond Lukamba amemuomba rappa wa humu nchini Khaligraph Jones msamaha baada ya kukataa kumtumia picha zake.
Ilianza na cheche za maneno kwenye mitandao ya kijamii Jones akiuliza ziko wapi picha zake ambazo alipigwa na Lukamba.
Baada ya Lukamba kumchezea sasa yupo kwenye magoti akimuomba Jones msamaha kwa yale ambayo alitenda.
Akizungumza na Wasafi Media, Lukamba aliomba msamaha na kusema kuwa alimwambia Jones shida ambayo ilitokea ndiposa akakosa kumtumia picha zake.
“I took Khaligraph a photo with Diamond Platnumz. Later, Khaligraph sent me a DM to send him the photos. But I later DMed him to tell him that it might take time since my SD card had a problem.” Alizungumza Lukamba.
Jambo la pili alisema Diamond hakuhusika katika kutotumiwa kwa picha hizo.
“No, its not Diamond that asked me not to send the photo to Khaligraph. Diamond respects him so much,Photographers can agree with me that SD cards can mess you up sometime.”
Akizungumzia picha ambayo aliposti mitandaoni alisema kuwa hakuwa na ubaya wowote,
“I didn´t think that he would take it the wrong way. I ask for his forgiveness if he feels like I humiliated him. I respect him and I didn´t want to disrespect him. I have seen that Kenyan fans are angry about the issue and I ask that you forgive me.” Alieleza.
Wacha tungoje na tuone vile Khaligraph atasema kuhusua jambo hilo.
Katika mitandao ya kijamii, mpiga picha Lukamba aliposti ujumbe wa kijinga, lakini hakujua kuwa alikuwa anacheza na moto wa kuotea mbali.
Katika posti hiyo, Lavalava aliandika maoni yake na kisha Mbosso hakuachwa nyuma naye alikuwa na haya ya kusema;
“Dah Sijafikia huku ..Changamoto za card zinataka kunigombanisha na Kaka yangu OG @khaligraph_jones Bro siku Tukikutana yaani nakupiga album mzima na kupa hapo hapo 🤣 #respecttheogs.” Aliandika Mbosso.
Alipoona vile wasanii hao hawakuwa na heshima aliamua kuwapa bonge la jibu huku mashabiki wakiwaambia Mbosso na Lavlava wasicheze na mkuu wa wakosoaji.
“@Lavalava @Mbosso naona mumechekeshwa sana. Lakini huyu kijana wenyu nyinyi wote murudi ushago. Chungeni sana ama niwafagilie nyinyi wote kama Mr Nice. You will respect the OG.” Aliandika Khaligraph Jones.
Khaligraph Jones hakuwa tu rafiki wa mwendazake rapa Kantai bali walikuwa marafiki wa kupigiwa mfano wakati alikuwa hai,Kantai alikuwa mpenda vileo.
Mbali na Jones kuwa rafiki wa Kantai pia waliimba pamoja jukwaani na baada ya kifo chake mengi yalisemwa kwa maana rapa Khaligraph hakuhudhuria mazishi hayo licha ya yake kuwa rafiki wa karibu.
Rapa Jones alieleza kwanini hakuhudhuria mazishi hayo huku akisema haikuwa nia yake ya kutohudhuria mazishi ya mwendazake mabli alikatazwa kuenda katika mazishi hayo.
Je sababu ni gani? hii hapa sababu ya kutohudhuria.
Akiwa katika mahojiano Jones alisema kuwa mama yake Chis kantai alidai na kusema kuwa yeye ndiye alifanya mwanawe awe katika mawazo chungu nzima kisha kusababisha kifo chake.
Licha ya hayo yote Khaligraph alitoa mchango wake wa mazishi hayo.
“Even after his death a lot of things were said, that ooh Khaligraph you went and worked with him and when he was suffering I just left him to suffer. They are always looking for someone to blame when there is a crisis. Do you know I wasn’t allowed to attend his burial in Ng’ong? Apparently, this is what was being said about the whole ordeal, Kantai’s mom was made to believe that I’m the one who made Kantai go through depression and eventually passing away.”Jones Alisema.
Alizidi na kueleza nini kilijiri ili aambiwe ni yeye alifanya Chris Kantai aage;
“That’s why I’m telling you, when you raise to certain levels in life and you have influence over people and you are making it, you are successful people will always have bad intentions. It is said that I’m the one who took Chris Kantai’s style and ran with it and now I left him to suffer, instead of helping him out. It is said that I owed him money from the song we did together. That I didn’t pay him and now he passed away and it’s all because of me. And now the mom gave directives that Khaligraph Jones should never be allowed to attend Kantai’s funeral. That is how it happened. It hurts but, it is what it is,”
Khaligraph Jones msanii wa nyimbo za kufoka [Hip hop]nchini ameshtushwa na migerezo ya simu ambazo anapikiwa na mashabiki wake baada ya jamaa mmoja kutumia akaunti yake ya Twiter na kuandika kuwa atakuwa akiwatunuku baadhi ya wafuasi wake hela.
Akishtushwa na swala hilo Khaligraph aliwaonya wafuasi wake dhidi ya kuamini ujumbe huo uliokuwa umetumwa na mtu ambaye alikuwa ameamua kuwahada wakenya eti atawatunuku watu 30 kila mmoja akipata shilingi alfu 20,000.
Khaligraph alitupilia mbali madai hayo na kusema pia yeye ameathirika pakubwa na mkurupuko wa Corona ambao umeathiri biashara zake na hivyo hana hela za kugawa.
Hapa ni ujumbe huo ulikuwa umetumwa na jamaa kwa jina Khaligraph kwenye Twiter.
Baada ya kuona jumbe hizo zikienea kwenye Twiter Khaligraph aliandika hivi.
Akaunti ghushi hiyo ,tafadhali msinipigie simu ,niliamushwa na migerezo ya simu tyakriban 200,Corona imetuathiri sisi sote ,hakuna pesa.Aliandika OG
Rapa mkubwa Afrika mashariki Khaligraph Jones almaarufu kama Papa Jones ni kati ya wasanii wanaofanya muziki wa kuchana hapa nchini.
Mkali huyu wa nyimbo inayofanya vyema katika mitandao na katika vyombo vya habari ya Superman mapema mwakani alionekana kukerwa na kuona redio na runinga hazichezi nyimbo za wasanii hapa nchini na kuapa kuwapeleka nchini Nigeria ili wajifunze kutoka nchi hiyo ya Afrika magharibi.
Katika mahojiano ya kipekee na kituo cha Jambo, Gidi amezungumzia maswala yanayogusia muziki wa hapa nchini na jinsi wasanii wanavyojituma katika tasnia hii.
Gidi ameonekana sana kumkosoa msanii huyu kwa kutofahamu utaalamu unaotumika katika redio na runinga.
“Khaligraph jones ni msanii mzuri. Lakini huenda kidogo hana ufahamu wa jinsi redio zinafanya kazi. Mtangazaji wa redio hana mamlaka ya kuchagua muziki gani anafaa aucheze. Kila redio ina mtindo inayofuatilia. Miziki tunayocheza redio Jambo huwezi kuicheza Classic Fm kwa sababu wasikilizaji wao wanataka vitu tofauti.”
Huku akionekana kuwakashifu wasanii wanaofanya nyimbo kujulikana tu na kuwa na sifa bila kuzingatia kutengeneza hela, Gidi alisema kuwa wasanii nchini wanatakiwa waige mfano wa kundi la wasanii la Sauti Sol.
“Kila msanii anajitahidi sana. Sauti Sol naweza nikasema wanaufanya muziki kitaalam sana.Wasanii chini nawaomba sana waweze kuiga kikundi hiki.”
Gidi anawahimiza wasanii waache mtindo wa kuimba nyimbo kujulikana tu bali watengeneze pesa.
“Wafanye muziki kama biashara na sio kuufanya ujulikane na watu. Ni biashara. Ni kazi.”
Akiwalenga wasanii wanaoipa nguvu hashtegi ya #PlaykenyanMusic, mtangazaji huyu wa kipindi kinachoruka kupitia masafa ya Redio Jambo cha Patanisho, alidokeza kuwa redio nyingi hapa nchini ni biashara za watu binafsi.
“Tusije tukaanza kushurutisha nyimbo kuchezwa katika redio. Redio zingine ni biashara za watu binafsi. Labda serikali inaweza kuwa na sheria zinazohakikisha tunacheza miziki ya hapa nchini kwa kiwango kikubwa.”
Radio Jambo mid-morning host Massawe Japanni has been a topic of discussion since Thursday afternoon.
This is after she posted a video on her Instagram page, of rapper Khaligraph Jones serenading TV presenter, Betty Kyallo, with one of his sexually explicit songs, which the TV siren seemed to enjoy as she fought so hard to control blushing.
The video which was originally posted on Khaligraph’s social media, got Massawe cringing and she couldn’t hide her disappointed in both the song’s content as well as Betty Kyallo’s reaction on her caption.
How do I even back announce this song on-air???? Support Kenyan music activists leteni opinions na mawe.. @bettymuteikyallo what’s there to dance to?
Her post which has since garnered 20,000 views and more than 900 comments, attracted criticizers and supporters alike as many made their opinions known regarding the song which is full of vulgar language and Betty’s reaction.
This comes at a time when Khaligraph bashed Kenyan presenters for not playing Kenyan music and even offered to pay for 10 Kenyan radio presenters to go and visit the lovely land of Nigeria ‘to see if they will be recognized by their Nigerian fans.’
We caught up with the Bustani la Massawe host and she did not mince her words regarding the whole issue and she came guns blazing blasting Khaligraph for his act which she termed as ‘demeaning’ towards miss Kyallo.
Asked about the music and the whole debate revolving playing Kenyan music, the mother of three said; I am sorry I cannot support crap if it’s bad it’s bad, it’s dirty I won’t play it.
The video which was posted by Khaligraph hurt me as a woman and a mother of daughters, honestly it demeans a woman. Said Massawe.
Then when I saw Betty Kyallo standing next to Khaligraph, to be honest the entire thing was belittling Betty Kyallo and it got me wondering, what sort of lyrics are these?
I can’t deny the fact that Khaligraph is one of the biggest hip hop rappers in this country, he’s good but on this one I don’t agree with him.
Many people criticized me saying that we play a lot of Bongo music which also contain vulgar language but their songs have hidden meanings.
Someone asked me about Kwa Ngwaru, am sorry I don’t know what Kwa Ngwaru means but it has a hidden meaning and it’s a song that I would listen with my child and a grown up, because it’s not too obvious that it’s vulgar. I am sorry I cannot support crap if it’s bad it’s bad, it’s dirty I won’t play it!
The mother of three also went ahead to remind these artists of her zeal and drive to support and play Kenyan music by naming a few up coming artists she has hosted in her show, a segment she has every Friday afternoon.
Musician Khaligraph Jones is having a hard time with fans after he said Kenyans seem to prefer Nigerian and Tanzanian music, over local music.
Is it true? Many fans told them that it’s because Kenyan musicians produce terrible music.
Nyashinski also also has some comments about this, after Mzazi Willy tuva shared a video of a politician saying he likes Tanzanian music.
There were also other accusations that Kenyan DJ’s and Radio presenters don’t play local music.
It is this point that got Radio Jambo Gidi’s attention.
He responded to the accusations saying;
Radio presenters do not decide what to play on their sessions this sis decision made by a team at a radio station that collect listens and analyze the music then schedule it on the radio station playlists.
They consider alot of stuff eg quality of production suitability of th emusic to the radio station , target audience, genre, content etc.
As an artiste who has been in the industry for a long time and currently a radio presenter my humble advice to local artiste would be
Stop whining about radio presenters or airplay produce quality music with appropriate content that will resonate with the audience. if its good the listeners will demand radio stations to play it and it will be played.
Use different channels to popularize your music and get breakthrough eg digital platforms. there are artistes who have been discovered from their social media postings . get innovative and if your music is good it will blow up.
Personally I sympathize with Kenyan artistes on this issue and i always try my best to host different Kenyan artiste and play their music within the guidelines of the radio station music policy.
He also added by encouraging them that music is business and to go out there and compete to conquer the world.
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