• The celebrities said the artists needed to do better in their planning.
• They added that if the artists kept up with the current trend, they don't stand a chance against Nigerian and Tanzanian artists.
Kenyan celebrity stylists Lockey and Melina Gold have heard it with Kenyan artists. Lockey took to his Instagram stories to note that he was tired of artists calling in the last minute asking for his services, yet they had an entire eternity to plan prior,
"Some Kenyan artists will always fail...," he began.
"Reason, poor planning of their music career... yaani already you have an audio from 2 months ago...planning to shoot later, alafu siku ya kushoot ndio unatafuta stylist na vixens?" Lockey needed to know.
"Kukuwa msanii ni gharama kama huwezi gharimika imba kwa bafu...," he dropped it hot.
"Let's try to be professional bana...free advice...if you have a music video to shoot...take time even if it's 6 months, panga kipindi ndio sisi mafans tukiona itubambe...Rome was not made in a day," the stylist reasoned.
I guess it's not a good day to be a Kenyan artist; as soon as Lockey put up his post, Melina Gold, a fellow celebrity stylist, was on it,
"Poor planning and refusing to invest in your art!" she commented.
She took it further to explain how it plays out, "Aaaand they will demand some high-quality shit and expect to pay peanuts (laughing emojis) mpaka unashangaa video ni yako? ni wewe unafaa kugarimia ama ni msanii."
Melina stated that she was ready for the style opportunities to pass her by if compromise wasn't on the cards.
"Yoo I always say I don't have money to invest in quality shit that benefits you, I'd rather stay without dressing local celebrities than lowering my standards.
Mtu anakupigia ati can you pls dress me for my video?
Am like when is it? Bila aibu ati leo or Kesho (laughing emoji) and y'all expect results!! Y'all competing with Nigerians and Tanzanians? You got a long way to go." Melina Gold wrapped it up.