Ababu Namwamba warns stakeholders withholding money meant for musicians: ‘Your days are numbered’

  • CS Ababu Namwamba disclosed that his mission is to transform the art industry into a mega sector so that it can create jobs and opportunities for the youth.
  • He also added that he is creating a framework with stakeholders to ensure artists get their money directly without “cartels” in the middle.
  • According to CS Affairs for Youth, Sports and Arts, those who lived large at the expense of musicians’ money were announced to stylize

Youth Affairs, Sports and Arts Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has warned stakeholders that he is siphoning cash for musicians, preventing them from eating the fruits of their hard work.

Ababu Namwamba said he is going after stakeholders who do not pay artistes.  Photo: Ababu Namwamba.
CS Ababu Namwamba plans to create a mega industry to boost creatives and artists. Photo: Ababu Namwamba.
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Ababu Namwamba: Artists should be paid

In an interview with vloggers, Ababu said he had meetings with various stakeholders involved and created a framework to boost musicians in the country and help them make money from their craft.

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“It’s so shameful, it’s so painful that musicians work so hard to create and put their creativity out there, and we enjoy their creativity, but there are some crooks out there, some cartels who steal their money and live long from money. which belongs to the artists. I told them that we were going to scatter them on the four wheels. If you play with money that belongs to artists, your days are so numbered,” he said.

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The CS also added that his mission is to transform the art industry into a mega industry to create jobs and opportunities for talented people who have nowhere to earn a living.

“If it is Skiza, we are already talking to Safaricom, we want Skiza money to go from Safaricom directly to the musicians without middle men because these middle cartels are the ones causing pain to our musicians and artistes,” he added.

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Ezekiel Mutua’s promise to change artistes’ lives

In a separate but related report, Ezekiel Mutua said as the CEO of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) he will fight for artists’ rights.

Mutua said artists would get their money being held by different copyright consumers under the guise of mistrust and mismanagement.

He pointed out that while he was a regulator at KFCB, the media judged him harshly for the exercise of his duties, saying some nicknames given to him were unnecessary.

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