You’ve heard this name in a lot of Kenyan hit songs…Cedo, and yes, he is the man behind many of Kenya’s top chart tracks.
Cedric Kadenyi, a music producer at Pacho entertainment has exclusively talked to Mpasho on the current issue of Studio Mashinani, a project he and fellow celebrities gave the idea for, to the government. So, what is this studio Mashinani and why are people all over it, you ask?
It was a project by the Ministry of ICT that provides modern recording facilities for talented youth to record their music and other creative products. Apparently, Cedo and Sauti sol sold the idea to the government, a project that would later be launched by Jamaican artistes Etana, Richie Spice and Luciano.
When asked what the complaining was all about, Cedo cited that the idea’s owners were not credited, and to make things worse, it was launched by Jamaican artistes.
He is not alone, last week, Sauti Sol’s member Bien Aime Baraza went on to air his anger to the public of how he felt ‘Robbed’ by the government;
“On December 29 2015 I had the honor to meet with His Excellency The President in Statehouse Mombasa. The agenda was Kenya Music Industry and Youth. Myself and my sauti sol brothers shared a proposal called STUDIO MASHINANI with His Excellency. It was an extensive project involving Music studios, community radio, ICT Centers and Libraries with the spirit of community service. We were further instructed to give the proposal to Bruce Odhiambo who was at the time Chair of the Youthfund office. We teamed up with Raphael Obonyo, Cedric Kadenyi tighten the whole proposal with budgets and standard operating systems for the project. The Proposal was sent to the relevant parties. Only to wake up today a year and some months later to see the project being launched countrywide by a JAMAICAN ARTIST!!!!!! NOT EVEN A KENYAN!!!!!I am not in any way implying that The President has a hand in this because he deals with millions of things and this may just be one of those that he delegated. I feel so robbed. I plan to make everything public soon. Just so that the ones who want to can learn from it.”
Here is an exclusive interview;