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“If you are still depending on Radio and TV to make you big then you’re nothing” Jalang’o fires at Khaligraph Jones 

The past weekend witnessed drama, a new beef has pitted Kenyan musicians against presenters. Apparently some Kenyan artistes claim the reason why they are not successful abroad is because presenters don’t give them airplay like they do with foreign artistes.

One such artiste is Khaligraph Jones, the rapper mocked Kenyan presenters when he offered to pay for their trip to Nigeria just to assess whether they have fans in Naija (because he claims presenters play too much of Nigerian music).

“I am planning on Bringing at least 10 big Kenyan media personalities/Radio presenters to Nigeria for a 10 day trip which I myself shall cater for,I want to see if some of y’all will be recognized by your Nigerian fans or if you even have fans at all here, it would be very sad if you don’t though ?? ?????????????? #respecttheogs,” wrote Khaligraph Jones.

We don’t choose music played on radio

Jalang’o fired back at Khaligraph for mocking Kenyan presenters with the trip to Nigeria. The Milele FM presenter challenged Kenyan musicians to get out of the comfort zone, he said artistes who are still dependent on TV and radio to make it big are bound to fail.

Jalang'o
Jalang’o

“@khaligraph_jones is planning a trip for presenters and media personalities to NAIJA to see if they have fans there since we play too much Naija and soon the next trip will be to bongo! Yes we don’t have fans there but before you start blaming us! Did you know that presenters don’t even choose music played on Radio and if they do they have very little say on what goes on air? No you dint! Before music is scheduled on Radio it is researched on and all we do is play ! The other day we were involved in making our playlist, I posted it here asking you to help us and the results were shocking almost! 50% Bongo 40% Naija! Today on Apple Music there are only 6 Kenyan songs in top 100 Kenya! So hata hiyo pia ni ma presenters na djs wamepanga? But the question is how did we get here to NAIJA and BONGO? Marketing! Aggressiveness! And getting out your comfort zone! If you are still depending on Radio and Tv to make you big then you have nothing in this industry! There are too many avenues! YouTube, Spotify,Apple music..then we have social media platforms! Diamond launched his Album in more than 10 countries some of you have not launched even for your family! We can’t play what we don’t know! I personally has hosted and booked you guys for events and paid you guys for shows even if it’s little ,I have done my part! The other day @thekingkaka launched his Album they dint even show up and the other day saw them begging selfies with Diamond just like they did with Neyo instead of asking for collabo! Khaligraph you know what hard work is and what it took you to be there! Sautisol dint have to depend on us! Hii ni 2019 na mkiendelea hivi mtatukuna saana! Link on my bio support @officialmasauti_,” wrote Jalang’o.

 

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