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Nigerian songs dominate airwaves, Kenyans reacts airplay,

Kenyan artistes have reacted to reports that Nigerian songs are dominating the local scene.

The recent revelation came from stats availed by Apple music on the top most streamed songs in Kenya.

These stats show only two songs, Inauma and  Dimensions by Bien-Aime Baraza of Sauti Sol making the top-ten list.

Comedian Eric Omondi was among those who reacted to the stats.

He is known to have online ‘ beef’ with singer Bien.

Omondi believes Kenyan music has been neglected by its own people but there’s a remedy to it.

“So Apple Music released the top 100 songs in Kenya and only two are Kenyan and both belong to this guy! Let me explain to you why Bien is the only Kenyan on this list. He understands showbiz and he knows what the people want but he doesn’t want others to get to where he is and that’s why he fights my course so bitterly and passionately,” claimed Omondi.

In a quick rejoinder, Bien called out Eric Omondi for not seeing through the hard work of Nigerian artistes who simply put out their music, unlike Kenyan artistes who use gimmicks to sell their music.

“Honestly, what are you even saying? 95% of the artistes on that list are not doing gimmicks. They’re simply putting out songs. Show me a gimmick in my life. I have only always made music. You’ve pushed this agenda for too long. Willy Paul doesn’t have to date all those women he has worked with. Jovial did not have to date Mario,” Bien responded.

Bien later took the argument on why Kenyan music is not listed out on the top 100 songs in Kenya by Apple music to his Instagram stories and said,

“Where we place music and art as a country is reflected on how audiences globally consume it. It shows in our policies more than anything. Lack of self love means putting others first, even when your own have more than once proven to be better.”

Rapper Khaligraph Jones did not sit this one out as he also shared his thoughts on the matter where he wrote on his Instagram feed saying that people who want to stay relevant in the Kenyan entertainment scene speak ill of Kenyan artistes. 

“When you want to be relevant on the entertainment scene just speak ill of musicians,” he claimed.

Singers like Maandy and Nameless backed the rapper in the comments section where they shared bullseye and 100% emojis respectively. 

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