In as much as 2019 was a great year for many local musicians reason being Gengetone literally blew up, I kind of felt like female musicians were left behind.
Think of it though, if someone asked you to name Kenyan female singers who shone this year I’m sure they would be a handful and I’m not kidding.
The list would probably have the likes of; Nadia Mukami, Fena Gitu, Noti Flow, Jovial, Femi One and that’s it but I’m sure many people can’t even name one song that was released by some of the aforementioned artists in 2019.
I understand that female artists face more challenges in the industry because many of the key players like producers, videographers, promoters, marketers don’t take them seriously but we need them to pull up their socks.
I don’t know why but something tells me that 2020 will be a great year for female musicians. I just have a feeling that we’ll see more releases from them compared to 2019.
I remember those days when many female artists were a big deal and the whole country was literally paying attention to them and waiting for their next release.
For instance, I am sure you all remember the beef between Noti Flow, Njeri, Femi One and Kyki. That is what I want to see more of next year and I am not saying they have to insult each other to get us talking.
All I am saying is that we need female musicians to take center stage in 2020 because as things are at the moment, it seems like Kenya only has male musicians.
March 31, 2020