Robert Burale a.k.a the stylish pastor is not playing with the Kenyan music fraternity.
No he ain’t.
He has penned a scathing open letter that will leave the popular stars with their ears ringing.
Robert Burale wrote, “Today, allow me to talk to the Kenyan artists both gospel and secular. You have complained for too long that the public supports international acts at your expense.
Well sit down and let’s talk.”
1: Try and put some more effort In shooting your videos ..Avoid cheap graphics that look like a kindergarten “video thesis”..People appreciate where effort is EVIDENT…(Of course not all Artists fall here ..Some are very very good and we know them )
2: LYRICS …you don’t have to use words like “pupu” in your songs to sell…You can do love songs without necessarily using demeaning words like “Mahaga zimeiva kama ndondo” .. And you wonder why majority prefer love songs by Tanzanian, Nigerian artists and few Kenyan acts like Sauti Sol…
3: Gospel Artists/Ministers….If your song excites the flesh more than the spirit …please regroup..
4: We don’t need to hear your name 75 times before we hear the name of Jesus …Bible says IF I BE LIFTED UP …
5. Lastly to the so called VIDEO VIXENS ..did someone tell you that to qualify to appear in a music video you must be almost NAKED…if you want to be NAKED go the the SAUNA
Kenyans reacted to the post. Here are is their take on the situation.
Maina Robert: Of late I’ve noted Kenyan content is getting more airplay unlike a couple of years ago when Nigerian music ruled our radios. The problem though is differentiating the gospel and secular.
Chepkoech Ann: Ukweli kapsaa. Sema yote…most Kenyan music bores me to the core. It is a high time these artists considered the content and the importance of developing content that cuts across. That is if they want us to listen to their music, watch their videos many times over and for a long time.
Mohamed Adan: As former Muslim, I was also concerned about our local music, Christian Music shall be done in truth and in Spirit. Praising God alone.
Esther Kariithi: This is nothing but pure truth, we go international coz our local artists have failed us kabisa, content hawana…
Bobby Buluma: Invest in creative personnel..that’s core!..music tells a story both lyrical n pictorial..#letajobnikohapa.
Deno Wajo: We are lacking content in gospel songs, secular songs nowadays nakedness carries the order of the day, Kenyan musicians should not complain when we support international artists.
Paul Oluoch: Piracy is what is killing Kenyan music and art in general, musicians make money from record sales… So if we as Kenyans are happy to buy pirated music I wonder how we expect the musician to invest in his music …
Gladys Kang’ethe: But also some if not all Tanzanian/Nigerian artists especially ‘secular’ use ‘mahaga zimeiva kama dondo’.. In their own version it is only that it takes Kenyans long to understand/know!! Or their version is smarter!! Yaani wote wa style up!! Meanwhile listening to some good gospel music from Tanzanian/Kenyan artists Christina Shusho.., Mercy Masika and Ruth Wamuyu!!
Ng’endo Irene: God help our music industry… otherwise we r dancing our way to Lucifer
We forget the devil never sleeps and he will try all ways to make this industry looks so cheap n the word will not reach to the right person… esp our young generation (children ) they r addicted to tv n radio what kind of generation are we raising.
Kizito Ochieng: Some Kenyan musicians do not know how to handle their celebrity status. Some behave like demi-gods. Halafu umesema eti nini zimeiva kama ndondo?
Jacque Min Javi: Well stated. No. 6. The Producers can you also get serious, it’s not just about money, how do you go ahead and produce a song called Pupu…
Esther Ngatia: Haha nimekwama hapo kwa ndondo…..let me be thinned by mine since am no artiste.
Reuben Kimani: Hapo kwa number 3 & 4 you should be in Capital Letters and underlined.
Amaris Nancy: Have Coffee on my Account. You’ve said it with clarity. Hope they can hear this.