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Unapologetic DJ Pinye lists ‘mediocre’ hits he would never ever play

By CHAD KITUNDU December 7th, 2018 1 min read

An unrepentant DJ Pinye has maintained that there are certain songs – otherwise perceived as big hits – which he would never play on his show or set.

In an interview with NRG radio on Friday, DJ Pinye even mentioned a couple of these songs which he described as ‘mediocre’.

“I cannot play Lamba Lolo or New Position. DJs shouldn’t play mediocre music,” DJ Pinye said.

The DJ-cum-music producer, was however quick to give credit to some artistes whose songs he had trashed in the past.


“There are artistes whose music I did not play back in the days, including Khaligraph and DNA, but their careers have grown,” he said.

DJ Pinye is unpopular among some Kenyan artistes who in the past have accused him of turning down their music “for not being good enough.”


The renowned DJ particularly gained infamy for failing to appreciate DNA’s immensely popular hit Banjuka, which went on to be an all-time favourite for contemporary Kenyan music lovers.

Another ‘victim’ of DJ Pinye is DK Kwenye Beat, who is on record for claiming that DJ Pinye has never played any of his songs.

DJ Pinye has similarly not found favour with fellow music producer Tedd Josiah who once bashed him for slamming the door on talented singers and rappers.