• Ex Singer Nikita Kering also expressed her disappointment after receiving Sh 1,215.95 from PRISK.
• "Annual reminder that being an artist in Kenya is still an extreme sport." - Wangechi
Kenyan Rapper Wangechi has expressed disappointment after receiving Sh 1,215.95 from the Performers Rights Society of Kenya (PRISK).
On Tuesday, the rapper took to social media to share a screenshot of a Mpesa message she received from the organisation.
"Annual reminder that being an artist in Kenya is still an extreme sport," Wangechi wrote.
In the comments section, Ex Singer Nikita Kering also expressed her disappointment after receiving Sh 1,215.95 from PRISK.
Rapper KRG the Don also took to social media to express his disappointment in a satirical message. He received SH 1,215 from the organisation.
"Sasa tumeongezewa hadi billions………. Nani anataka loan coz zile pesa tulikua tunangoja zimefika!!! Our President we are so proud of you!!" KRG wrote.
For years, Kenyan artists have been decrying underpayment from the Performers Rights Society of Kenya(PRISK) and also a failure of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) to defend their rights to earning a living from their material.
After former KFCB CEO, Ezekiel Mutua was appointed as the MCSK boss artists cast doubts on whether he will defend their rights and make sure they earn the dues they deserve.
During the Malaika Cultural Festival in Voi, Mutua advised musicians to register with the organisation which wants to sign about 100,000 musicians for their Collective Management Organization(CMO).
“We should appreciate our artists like they are appreciated in other countries. Recently, Barbadian singer Rihanna joined other singers such as Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Kanye West and others in the Forbes annual billionaires list. Why, then, should our musicians be paupers with all the entertainment they give us?” he posed.
“There’s strength in numbers. I urge our musicians to unite by registering as members of MCSK so that we can increase our bargaining power,” Mutua advised.