Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi is dissatisfied with the East African music industry’s stagnation and Ugandan musicians’ “failure to try.”
Firstly, the fight for local music by comedian Eric Omondi has now spread beyond Kenya to other East African countries.
However, for several months, Omondi has been vocal about how unfair it is for foreign artists to steal the show from Kenyan artists.
In November, Omondi was violently arreste after attempting to storm the Kenyan parliament grounds to protest in addition.
Omondi demanded that parliamentarians compel Kenyan media to play 75% Kenyan content, a campaign he has been leading for months.
However, he has now expanded his search to other E.A countries. Omondi stated on Instagram that Kenyan musicians are no longer active, Tanzanians are losing ground to Amapiano, and Ugandans are no longer producing good music.
“Kenyan musicians are dead ASLEEP. Tanzanians are losing it to AMAPIANO. Ugandans stopped singing, they don’t even try anymore.” He posted
In addition, Omondi went on to say that while other African artists are winning big on the international stage, Kenyan artists are falling behind.
EAST AFRICA Wizkid filled the 02 Arena 3 nights in a row and Chris Brown was present. Burna Boy is winning the Grammys every year. All kenya is presenting to the African Music Olympics is Trio Mio a 14 year old form 2 student who has never left Kenya . The only East African musician I acknowledge is Diamond Platnumz (Let’s give credit where it’s deserved Chibu reeeeally tries). Sauti Sol are trying but not enough. I said what I said. Am tayaad and Hungry, nimeenda kukula. Eric Omondi