Femi-One Hits out at State Agencies for Neglecting Artistes
28 May 2020
By Omondi Otieno
Renowned Kenyan rapper Femi-One has hit out at government agencies and sports bodies for reportedly neglecting artistes and sports personalities in the country.
In a video posted on her Instagram page, Femi-One noted that the government and various bodies in the arts and sport industries,, pay little attention to the people they are supposed to represent, therefore leaving them anguishing in poverty.
She urged artistes and sports personalities who get opportunities abroad to seize them fully, and never regret leaving their motherland.
“Nimeona hii story ya MCSK and this is all I have to say; Kama wewe ni msee ako na Talent, whether we ni Footballer, unachora graffiti, Musician or Photographer na umepata chance ya kwenda place ingine, like in other countries, kwenda Majuu ama Country ingine. Yaani mimi na ku-beg as Femi One, kusanya virago zako zote na uende na usiwahi angalia nyuma na hata usiwahi feel vibaya kutoka hii Country. Because this country doesn’t give a fuck about mtu yeyote mwenye ako na Talent.
“Ukichoose kukaa kwa hii Country utakufa Maskini. Government don’t give a fuck, body zinafaa kuprotect wasee wako na Talent, sijui FKF, sijui MSCK wako hapo kujisaidia, na ndio maana kila siku unaskia kwa TV Msanii mkongwe anaomba msaada. Footballer machachari anaomba msaada, please just enda,” she said.
Femi-One made the remarks after the Kenya copyright board announced that DJs conducting live streams online require a license from the board.
According to the board, when a DJ creates a live stream and starts broadcasting music to the Internet, he has become a radio station. He/she needs licences from copyright owners or CMOs.