• Bamboo, now a gospel singer, said artistes should concentrate on doing music that will inspire a generation.
• Bamboo said Mejja is happily making money at the expense of the next generation.
Veteran artiste Simon Kimani, better known as Bamboo, has called out Gengetone singer Mejja for his music, which he says promotes negative vices to the young generation.
Bamboo, now a gospel singer, said artistes should concentrate on doing music that will inspire a generation.
In an interview with Mpasho.co.ke, Bamboo said Mejja is happily making money at the expense of the next generation.
"You could find that some of these artistes are not drinking but they are promoting alcohol and making money at the expense of the next generation," he said.
"It is the same thing you see in politics, where you see them make billions of shillings at the expense of the poor people."
Bamboo condemned Gengetone music, saying the artistes are wasting their time.
"Mejja does not realise that by promoting alcohol, he is wasting his time," he said.
"While you are busy promoting alcohol, other nations are investing in your country. You might end up becoming a nation of slavery while you are getting drunk without thinking about tomorrow."
Bamboo spoke about the need for artistes to invest. He said some artistes end up becoming irrelevant because they wasted their time.
"While you are drunk and healing hangovers, you are wasting your time which is the most valuable thing that you have in life," he said.
He encouraged the youths to learn how to trade their time with things that bring value to them.
"Things that can help you help others."
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Bamboo is currently the brand ambassador for Mobi Share, an application that he said will save taxi drivers from being exploited by company owners.
"What Mobi does is that they pay the drivers 82 per cent and offer a new business model called 'power to share' or 'passive income' that, after every person you invite to use Mobi, you will get 4 per cent of the money you spent."
He also encouraged people to jump on a talent challenge about the Mobi app, where people can do something creative and win some Sh5,000 every weekend.
"If it's dancing, no twerking, no indecent dressing," he said.
"We are encouraging people to do dances that kids can watch. Winners will be determined through views, whoever has a lot of views will be the winner."
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