Refigah: Grandpa Records dead? That’s utter rubbish!
Grandpa Records CEO Refigah has rubbished rumors of his establishment’s imminent death following mass exodus of its top artistes.
Songwriter and singer Visita, rappers Kenrazy, Sosuun, Kidis the Jembe, and DNA of the Maswali ya Polisi hit have all recently left the label.
The latest artistes to ditch the label are dancehall singer Dufla Diligon and Rede hit maker Gin Ideal.
The Kibera based label was once one of the biggest recording studios in town, churning out hit after hit each month.
Among the record label’s most popular hits are Dumbala, Dawa ya Moto, Fimbo Chapa and Mapepo.
But Grandpa Records has lately experienced dwindling fortunes with signed artiste walking out enmass.
Refigah, who is also the owner of the label, has largely been blamed for the situation with reports having it that artistes have lost faith in him while others felt he was exploiting them.
It has also been reported that the mass departure has left the label with no top signed up artiste.
However, Refigah has dismissed these claims, terming them as rubbish.
“I know we have been quiet for a while, actually since mid-last year to date we haven’t released a single song. This is because we are restructuring Grandpa. We still have artistes signed to us including Ciny Sanyu,” Refigah told Nairobi News.
“In August we will be launching Grandpa Rwanda, so big things are on the way. We will be making a huge announcement after the Ramadhan,” he added.