Kenyan rapper DNA has joined the debate on comedian Njugush’s content, echoing the sentiments of fellow rapper Jua Cali that Njugush’s comedic prowess has diminished over the years.
DNA, whose real name is Dennis Kaggia, said in a video on Instagram that Njugush’s current style of comedy is more of theater as opposed to stand-up comedy. He also pointed out that Njugush’s collaboration with his wife, who is relatively new to the industry, had changed the dynamics of his performances.
“What Njugush is doing now is theater comedy, not stand-up comedy,” DNA said. “He and his wife come up with a skit on how to present it. That’s theater, not standup comedy.”
DNA also questioned how Njugush, with over a decade of experience in the industry, chose to partner with his wife for their comedic ventures.
“Australian fans were mad because they were ready for stand-up comedy, not theater,” the rapper said.
DNA said he has nothing personal against Njugush, but that he believes it is important to acknowledge the changes in his performances.
The debate on Njugush’s content started after he and his wife, Celestine Ndinda, performed in different cities in Australia last weekend. The couple thereafter expressed their gratitude to their fans in the diaspora for attending their sold-out shows.
However, a video clip that seemed to depict Njugush struggling to entertain the audience went viral, resulting in awkward silence. This sparked a heated debate within the entertainment industry, with many coming to Njugush’s defense while blasting Jua Cali for his remarks.
Under mounting pressure from Njugush’s fans, Jua Cali eventually apologized and withdrew his statement.
However, DNA’s comments have now reignited the debate, with some people agreeing with him while others defending Njugush.
It remains to be seen how Njugush will respond to the latest criticism. However, it is clear that his recent performances have not been well-received by everyone.