kartelo trashes amapiano, stating gengetone is here to stay.



by Helvine Achieng June 18, 2021

Kenyan comedian Nick Chege popularly known to many as Kartelo has called out Kenyans who do not support their creatives. In a trending video, the musician comedian has urged music lovers to continue supporting Gengetone, stating it is here to stay.

"Why don't people want to see young Kenyans produce good music and be able to place a plate of on their table? People are quick to say that gengetone is dead and overtaken by Amapiano, but in the hood we only know gengetone," he said.


"People do not want young people to prosper, so they keep pinning them down. I urge young people not to be discouraged but to keep on pushing. We are young, guide us instead of rebuking our dreams. Gengetone is here to stay," Kartelo said.

Amapiano is a style of house music that originated in South Africa, and the music is a hybrid of deep house, jazz, high-pitched piano melodies and Kwaito bassline. The music genre has become popular in Kenya.