Remember that huge concert they held at the Impala Grounds back in 2014? The concert I feel was probably the best ever held by Kenyan artists on Kenyan soil? A concert that was so clearly well thought out and executed? the concert complete with 3 wardrobe changes and choreographed dances?
IT LEFT THEM STEEPED IN DEBT!
“…at the end of the night we were left in debt. Millions of shillings worth of debt. That is the type of situation that makes you want to pack it up and go home and be an advocate or an actuary. We felt really hopeless. We felt like we had been cheated by our dream..”
Understanding that will allow you to understand why they are speaking out now. You see, when artists get into the entertainment industry, they do so with dreams in their hearts and visions in their minds of how it will all turn out. They invest actual money that we can call capital into their career and craft.
They invest in outfits, studio time and sometimes even having to pay for collabos. All in a bid to put out quality music. When they accomplish this, they then hand their tracks to radio stations which MCSK bills for playing local music. But where does this money go if it doesn’t relate in monies paid as royalties?
GO TO THE NEXT PAGE TO HEAR WHAT MCSK HAD TO SAY FOR THEMSELVES: