Eric Omondi set for Kampala performance
Months after Eric Omondi petitioned Kenya’s Parliament to enact a law that will compel media houses to play a majority of local content, the comedian is set to perform in Uganda as a foreign artist.
The popular and controversial comedian is set to hit the stage at the UMA multi-purpose Hall, Level lounge in Kampala.
“Uganda, it’s been a minute. See you next Wednesday, February 23, 2022,” he wrote on his socials.
It isn’t the first time Omondi is performing on the Comedy store.
The Ugandan trip comes a week after Omondi, the self-proclaimed president of comedy in Africa toured Tanzania for a series of performances in Arusha. He’s also toured South Sudan in the recent past.
But if he has his way, foreign artists will find it hard to perform in Kenya.
In November 2021, Omondi was arrested as he staged a protest at Parliament over what he explained was the dearth of local content in media houses. Months later, he, again, took the fight to Parliament and locked himself in a glass sealed box as he sought to pass the bill that favors Kenyan content.
“I’m here to champion local music to be played in all media stations. I’m here to ensure that they will pass that Bill. “Last time I was here and even today, no artiste has come to show solidarity, and yet I’m fighting for their cause. I will chain myself here and (go on) hunger strike until something is done about this issue,” Omondi claimed further.
The comedian has also claimed Kenyan artists are not fighting hard enough for their rights, even calling them lazy. “Kenyan artists you are lazy, comedians you are predictable and boring. This is showbiz entertainment. God has given you the ability to create. Don’t be boring,” he said.