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DJ Pinye answers his critics

By JOHN MUCHIRI September 13th, 2015 1 min read

Veteran disc jockey DJ Pinye has come out to address the angry reactions by a section of Kenyan musicians after he called on artistes and producers to work with him.

Last week, a poster surfaced on Facebook with Pinye’s image on it urging artistes and producers to work on a music project with him.

However, his message was not received well by some artistes and players in the entertainment industry who accused him of not helping the local music scene.

The poster read: “Kenyan talent is indisputable, but untapped. We must change that. I am calling out on Kenyan artistes and producers to create tracks and work on an album with me.”


But Pinye has come out to say:

“I don’t even know why they are hurling insults and they are not even in my project. I am not angry, just really disappointed.”

It seems the artistes who were quick to jump at the deejay’s throat like Bon’eye and DK Kwenye Beat did not understand what he is trying to accomplish with the challenge.

Pinye says he’s looking for new artistes who are willing to learn, take vocal lessons and learn how to play an instrument.

“The project is meant to challenge producers and artistes, we’ll have 22 songs in which 11 will be by unknown artistes and 11 by popular artistes. Already, Provoke and Wangechi have taken up the challenge and are working on something,” he said.

On his wish list to work with in the project is the dynamic duo of Amos and Josh.