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Refigah laughs off Habidas’ plan to set up ‘ladies only’ studio

Grandpa Records recording label CEO and founder Refigah has laughed off songbird Habida Maloney’s plan to start a studio that will only sign female artistes.

Speaking to the Nation last week, Habida said that she will be setting up a studio for female musicians only.

According to Habida, who won an MTV Awards back in 2009 for her song Sunshine which she collaborated with Nameless, the industry is saturated with male artistes.

As a result, Habida wants to offer a bigger platform for talented girls to record their songs without intimidation.

Habida only recently returned to the country from South Africa where she had been leaving for the last one year.


However, according to Refigah, who has been in the showbiz business for almost two decades now starting as a rapper, Habidas’ point hold no water.

He has however urged her to do proper research before venturing into such a project.

“I respect Habidas’ dream and if she knows what she wants and has a plan in place I’m sure she will succeed. However, I don’t agree with her notion that the industry is saturated with male artistes. Hata kuna wanaume wengi wameshindwa na industry (there are many male artistes who have flopped), kuna wengine wameacha muziki kabisa wanafanya different things (there are others who have quit the industry to pursue other ventures),” Refigah said.

“This is simply because in this music industry you got to have the heart of a lion and this what she needs. So kama huna roho kama ya Refigah, you are gone. I’m celebrating 19 years in the game and at the top level,” he added.