As Kenyan artists and journalists are busy pointing fingers to each other on who is killing the Kenyan industry, a man who arguably transformed and pushed Kenyan music scene beyond boarders has made an announcement that will sure bring mixed emotion.
Grandpa Records CEO Refigah aka Yusuf Noah has announced that he is back in business after 22 months of hiatus.
In a presser held at Steadmark Gardens in Karen today, the CEO announced his comeback and also addressed the current state of the industry which has been chaotic lately after artists attacked producers for killing the music industry by not playing their music.
According to Refigah, one of the reason why there’s so much confusion and Diamond Platnumz’ Wasafi Records are taking over Kenyan industry is because no one has been able to replace Grandpa Records.
“Wasafi Records are taking over after we left. Just take a look, they have been there for three years now but why are they taken over the two years Grandpa has been away? It’s because the industry has been an able to replace us. What Diamond did to Kenya recently, his three shows, we also did that kind of stuff in Tanzania. We are the only Kenyan record label which has managed to top Tanzanian charts and do successful shows there.”