Home Boyz radio needs to get DJ Bash mental help

What is the role of an employer when it comes to mental health issues? That is the question I find myself asking when I see the DJ Bash situation unfold. And I think his employer, Home Boyz radio, through their main company, Radio Africa group need to step in and get him help.

DJ Bash blames baby mama for his unstable mental state, admits he is drowning in depression

Incase you do not know, he has been going through a rather distressful time due to his baby mama estranging him from his son even though he claims he has tried on multiple occasions to be active in his son’s life.

Tbt: DJ Bash with his family in happier days

And we have been witness to his meltdowns on social media where he has sometimes posted bizarre cries for help only to quickly backtrack and assert his intent to fight his demons alone. DJ Bash is suffering and we can all see why.

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He and his baby mama split up after she got with a new man of European descent. She moved away from his house with their young son. He has been used as a living ATM, being asked to foot the bill for him yet he has been denied parental rights over the boy.

DJ Bash

Clearly, he is suffering due to his willingness to martyr himself because of the misguided belief that society holds that men, husbands and fathers are to be held to a loftier moral standard than their wives. This has only led DJ Bash to a point of desperation and resentment that only a trained counsellor can help him through.

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And his employer needs to take note of this. Not because of altruistic reasons because let’s face it, they aren’t a humanitarian organization, but because this mess will start affecting his work rate. Sure he spins tracks but that is a highly emotion-driven career. When he is upbeat, the mixes he creates are inspired. But when he isn’t, you can tell.

Also, this is about how DJ Bash’s situation portrays the organisation. They can clearly see this man is spiralling. What have they done to arrest the situation? Or are they waiting for something tragic to happen for them to inundate us with silly memorials and false tears of regret?

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Kenyan artists are mining gold hosting live shows, and not stopping even after the pandemic

Hollywood star Idris Elba proved his prowess away from the screen to host an electric live show tagged Africa Day Benefit Concert @ Home in celebration of Africa Day, on 25th May 2020. The concert was break from the normal, thanks to changing times occasioned by the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The exclusively African show was awash with a stellar cast of regional celebrities to make the online concert a digital musical talent footprint. In normal times, this cast would have graced the red carpet in the characteristic VIP treatment vibe, but well, times change.

Idris Elba had a terrific time hosting stars Bebe Cool, Yemi Alade, Sauti Sol, Burna Bwoy amongst others. Also making an appearance was South African stand-up comedian and TV host, Trevor Noah.

Closer home, Kenyan stars have had to re-package their brands to remain relevant in the dynamic industry. In the earlier times physical shows and concerts would give an artist instant feedback from their fans, but would be a handicap of sorts – their fan base would be restricted. Only the artists familiar with their work would be available.

A live, online show has a greater reach. An artist easily interests and captures followers beyond their normal fan base. This is great, especially post-pandemic with promise of sold out shows inclusive of the new following achieved in live YouTube and IG shows.

In Kenya, it’s hard to credit the most memorable live show. The list is impressive. They have had to learn on the job – there’s no handbook to learn from!

Music fans have been treated to the One Day Concert, by the eclectic performing artist Juliani. This show had a striking ‘Fight Inequality – Fight Covid-19’ theme. Another regular concert that took refuge online is the iconic Koroga Festival on Sunday 24th, which featured artists Zzero Sufuri and the Boondock’s Gang, live.

Yemi Alade
Yemi Alade

The perennial star Nyashinski has made a mark with his IG show. The Decimal Chronicles concert tagged the ‘Curfew Edition’ was lit, notably songstress Bridget Blue kicking it off with her single, Cheza.

Naiboi has teamed up with Avril, and H_Art the Band live on diverse dates and kept their followers on their toes. With such talent and vigor seen with Naiboi, the energy seeps right through the digital barriers.

Besides the music stars, celebrated mix-master DJ Bash became the first Kenyan entertainer to do a 24-hr live IG show. That’s previously unseen on these shores – uninterrupted, sizzling performance.

In this industry, things and trends change in an instant. Regardless of how things get after the global pandemic is brought under control, the live shows by our artists will be to stay. They’ve timely uncovered a hitherto-ignored digital gold mine, and its infinite possibilities.

Nameless ends Dubai family trip, returns to work looking energetic and jovial

For the better part of last week, veteran singer Nameless has been away in Dubai for a family vacation. The singer took his wife Wahu and their kids to visit the country which has grown into a major tourist destination.

“Honestly, I rarely just do any site seeing and tour activities when on my music tours… I have been to Dubai so many times but inakuanga tu, hotel check-in, soundcheck, radio interviews, maybe some shopping in a mall, club performance, after party then straight back to airport… So this has been a special trip filled with activities I didn’t even know existed and more so sharing this moments with my favorite pipo has be ???!!” said Nameless while on the trip. 

Looking fresh

Now that he’s back, the artists has come back to a series of lined up shows and he’s looking fresher and even jovial.

Nameless is expected to conclude this week with a major performance at the Florida Nightclub where three young guys are hoping they’ll be crowned the next top DJ in Nairobi in the Jamsession Reloaded DJ Battle.

The singer has been on social media trying to hype fans for the event which will go down on Friday and will have DJ Bash on the decks.