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Opinion: Why Tanzanian music is doing better than the Kenyan music industry

Jaysongucha
By Jaysongucha | self meida writer
Published 25 days ago - 383 views

This is a topic that has been going round for years since wasafi classic baby was introduced to us by Diamond platinumz around 2014.

The label introduced to us young stars who as for today are some of the biggest artists in East Africa if not the biggest

Like wise In Kenya we've had many records from Calif records formed in the late 90s to Grandpa reacord which did well for sometime then things changed ,as for now not much is heard from them

We have big names in kenya like sautisol who also came up with a label which is doing pretty well 

Now let's talk about the title of this piece 

YouTube subscribers

Tanzania artists have many YouTube subscribers and YouTube views more than the Kenyan artists

Know this is where we start. Why?

First of all

Kenyans don't like their own

Most kenyans who consume the type of music we are talking about are literate people who have access to the internet

If you are a sensitive person you will realize that when an American artist or lets narrow it to a Nigerian artist drops an album he is likely to trend in Kenyan Twitter than when a Kenyan artist drops an album,this is because kenyans prefer other artists to their own

Luck of talent

This is something that most people wont agree with me but its the truth

Most kenyan artists start their music careers because they want fame and all the luxuries and Instagram followers

Infact most of them do not even have music backgrounds

Artists don't invest in their craft

Unlike the Tanzanians Kenyan artists dont invest in their craft from poor sound to bad videos. Infact in kenya girls twerking in a video is more important than how the video is related to the music

I always tell my friends every time we argue about music that videos are important in an artists craft, for example if you know American rapper Asap rocky, u will realise that his videos are so creative and talks a narrative that you cant miss

Luck of creativity

First of all an artist is a creative person ,what do you expect if you don't have creativity and you are an artist...we all know

Many Kenyan artists are not creative and this even goes down to the production. As a music producer i know what am talking about

Lets for example use kanye west or even Travis scott, these are people who mastered the art of production even more than the lyrics

In kenya we have the same sound which is kinda boring

Thumbs up to artists like sauti sol and octopizzo for always coming with a different sound

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