artist end up working in mjengo due to extended closure of clubs and bars!

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by Muthoni Kimani September 4, 2020

The entertainment industry has been hit hard by the COVID 19 Pandemic, leading to artists venturing into mjengo following the extended closure of night clubs and bars in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Rhumba artiste John K says that he has been doing mjengo work in Mowlem, Embakasi West Constituency for more than three months now after he lacked income and had exhausted his savings.

He added;

“We used to depend on clubs to earn a living; the closure of clubs saw us lose our incomes. If the government has opened churches, then clubs should also be opened since most clubs have enough space. It is tough for us to get a job in Mjengo because there is a lot of discrimination and favoritism.”

He went ahead and highlighted that some artists are dying of depression due to lack of income;

“People are telling us to go to YouTube, but YouTube doesn’t pay much as people think. It takes a lot of time before you get those many views that are required on YouTube.”

This comes to light days after Rapper Khaligraph Jones penned a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta,requesting him to Open Clubs and Bars as Artists are struggling!

Well,We are still waiting for the reply from the commander in chief!