Politicians dancing at BBI event
Politicians dancing at BBI event

The BBI coast edition went down at Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa. The colorful event couldn’t be complete without politicians showcasing their dancing skills.

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Love You Die by Diamond and Patoranking, Nobody can stop reggae by Lucky Dube and Diamond Platnumz’ hit Baba Lao – which many term as East Africa’s anthem – were some of the songs which sent crowds into ‘celebration’ mode.


Well, Radio Jambo’s breakfast host Joseph Ogidi aka Gidi Gidi took to social media to lash out at politicians for playing Tanzanian music instead of Kenyan songs at the event.

BBI is about Kenya…inclusivity etc….Why are you playing TZ music at the rallies? Kulundeng #PlayKE #WajinGaNyinyi,’ he posted.


Gidi’s post ignited mixed reactions with some supporting the BBI event organisers for choosing Tanzanian music over Kenyan, saying Bongo music was way better than local.

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Reactions include;


Fundi Frank I’ve noticed the same Bro Gidi Ogidi it happens many times at our national events. Sad.

Meg Melvine First thought it was a Tanzanian concert

Maurice Kong’ong’o The language of music transcends geographical, cultural or ethnic boundaries bwana Ogidi

Oula Wuod Laban You wanted them to play manyake, all sizes. Ama namna gani?

Brian Timboi You want them to play pekejeng.

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Brian Oduor 🤣🤣😂😂… Kenyan music is wack these days .. Unlike the days of unbwogable🎶.. Ur massive hit that got u recognized through Africa😎

Nobertoez Jnr Joho has a recording studio he must promote those artists

Otieno Oloo Music knows no boundaries. It unites

Cyrus Wanjiku Nobody can stop reggae

Ezra John Do you want them to play pekejeng so that you can be happy? Haiya

Andrew Omamu You want them to nyandusa nyandus nyadus in the meeting…….basi patanisha DJ na sailors

Odinga Wuod Bondo Because Kenyans love bongo.

Onyango Eliud The question is does Kenyan music have any identity?

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