Maandy labels Eric Omondi a ‘bored and idle’ attention-seeker
Kenyan songbird Maandy has shared her thoughts about comedian Eric Omondi’s criticism of Kenyan artistes following Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz’s recent performance at a political rally in Nairobi.
While responding to a curious fan, the singer said that she believes the comedian is just bored and looking for ways to draw attention to himself.
“Why do you think Eric Omondi was acting very weird towards Kenyan artistes when Diamond performed at Azimio’s rally?” the fan asked.
To this the singer responded: “I think he’s just bored and idle. Kenyan artistes have become numb to these conversations. Tunapiga tu mboka vile inatufaa.”
Maandy is undoubtedly one of Kenya’s fast-rising youngest female rappers, with a fanbase of gengetone troopers backing her art in the music industry.
She currently commands 69.6K followers on Instagram and a subscriber count of 71.1K on YouTube.
The young rapper, in an interview with People Daily, revealed that she started out as a DJ back in 2016, before she ventured into music production as a performing artiste.
“I always knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry, but I just wasn’t sure in which field exactly. I started out as a deejay in 2016, and had a producer friend who encouraged me to try out rap since I had a background in poetry. So, that’s how I morphed fully into rap and I haven’t looked back since,” said Maandy.
She added that choosing music as a full-time career was one of the best decisions she ever made in her life.
“I decided to go full throttle in 2016. I did my research and found out that music could be my full-time career, and yes, it became so. This must have been one of the best decisions I have made in life,” she said.
Maandy released her first album Kabaya in 2019 which received a great fan reception gaining her recognition as an upcoming rapper.
“Kabaya opened many doors for me while drawing attention to me as a rapper. It performed very well and got more than 60,000 plays on the music streaming platform Boomplay within the first week,” she said.