Singer Akothee has attacked Kenyans promoters who are underpaying Kenyan artists and choose to overpay international artists.
In a video she posted on Instagram, the singer slammed the promoters for undermining Kenyan artists over international ones.
“Promoters what is wrong with you, why do you you will mistreat Kenyan artistes and give all the maximum respect artiste from outside, I won’t even call them International Artiste Because we are also International, so don’t expect to treat me a local if you can’t afford me don’t even ring that phone because I will embarrass you,” she said in the video posted on Instagram.
Akothee went on to add that Kenyan artists should also stop focusing on low fees offered by these promoters which make them settle for low amounts while international artists get almost 10 times as much.
Know your value
She argued that upcoming artists are the worsts since they settle for anything thrown at them and ended killing their careers and destorying the industry.
“And Kenyans artiste its high time you starts to stop collecting this pocket change just for people to see that its happening, when you pockets are running dry,
“It’s this upcoming collecting 50k or even 100k in concerts while people from Uganda , Tanzania or Nigerian are paid 2 million and above what is wrong with you. You are just put in just any Hotel, yet you call yourself any artiste, know your worth you are an entertainer. Get value for your own self this fact of collecting 50k or 100k is the thing killing the Kenyan Music industry. Then you start carrying ati why so and so was paid 2 million or this much money, if you present yourself so cheap that’s why they pay you so much little. Get the value of yourself”, added Akothee.
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