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Artistes should not fear to ask questions about their money – Khaligraph speaks in regard to MCSK ‘peanut’ payments

October 07, 2019 at 12:44
Artistes should not fear to ask questions about their money - Khaligraph speaks in regard to MCSK 'peanut' payments

Barely months after the MCSK ‘peanuts’ payments scandal, Khaligraph declares his support for fast-rising talents, especially the Gengetone artists.

The well-established Kenyan rapper believes the upcoming talents and any other, need to learn the ropes pretty fast, to avoid falling victims of poor pay by establishments like MCSK.

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Speaking to Word Is on Friday, Papa Jones articulated:

As far as getting paid goes, there have been talks. However, I haven’t attended any meetings. It has even reached the President and they want to straighten this thing. Artistes should not fear to ask questions about their money. I have been in the industry for long and I know how the industry is.

Adding that it is their time as already well-established artistes, to ensure they build a platform firm enough for future generations to stand on and thrive.

This he expressed, in reference to the on-going battle with the Music Copyright Society of Kenya that artistes believe is taking them for a joke.

There are so many artists coming up and the Kenyan industry has changed. I spoke on their behalf so that they don’t go through what I have gone through. I raised this issue to get a solution. These artistes are depending on the music.

However, he declares his support, not immediately but when the time comes.

When I see the reason for working with them, then I will. These kids are doing well on their own. Right now, everyone is jumping to what they are doing.

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