Sam West: How ladies can successfully make music and still have kids

The recent artist to unveil a baby bump during a performance is Rihanna who is pregnant with her second child.

• Sam West was the music manager to his ex-wife Vivianne.

• Notable artiste who have produced music while pregnant is Cardi B,Rihanna, Nadia Mukami and Nicki Minaj.

He says it is possible for female artists to raise families and be successful in music.
Motivational speaker Sam West. He says it is possible for female artists to raise families and be successful in music.

Music manager cum motivational speaker Sam West says it is possible for female artistes to remain relevant and still have families.

According to Sam, the best way to go about this is by planning ahead. Speaking exclusively to Mpasho, he advised;

"Music is very diverse. People consume it in different ways among them podcasts, YouTube or live performances. You can have your career going despite the phases you go through in life. You can do pre-releases.

You can shoot earlier and release them slowly while you enjoy the phase you are in. It is not every day you will be needed to show up physically."


"People are embracing pregnancy unlike back in the day when it was frowned upon. It depends on how you plan yourself."

Sam however agrees that it is not easy for women.

"As a mother, it can be challenging. The body changes your form among other things. It's all a personal decision."

Last week Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi came under fire after alleging that most gospel musicians had slowed down on their careers.

Some of these are female artists who are currently concentrating on their families among them Gloria Muliro of the famous hit 'Sitolia'.

Among those he mentioned were singer Daddy Owen, Mercy Masika, Gloria Muliro, and Eunice Njeri among others, asking why they no longer produce music like a few years ago.

Eric further stated that the likes of Guardian Angel had stopped producing good music after he got married.

"The gospel industry was the identity of Kenyan music, but we lost our touch with God and the church has let down Kenyans," he said.

He further said that most of the artistes who won great awards years ago had turned the industry into Sodom and Gomorrah.

"The gospel industry has failed us. Willy Paul, and DK Kwenye Beat Ringtone are just fornicating. They have more scandals than the secular industry," he alleged.

Eric also shaded Bahati claiming he was irrelevant in the industry and only clings to his wife's YouTube channel.

He mentioned gospel singer Mr. Seed who was also accused of being a deadbeat by one of his baby mamas.

"The most immoral people in Kenya are former gospel artistes. Return to God! You've turned Kenyan into Sodom and Gomorrah."

Eric also alleged that some gospel artists had joined the LGBTQ community. On seeing the video, some of the mentioned artistes have since responded to Eric.

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