I Want To Sit With You Tell Me Your Problem – Konshens Tells Eric Omondi

I Want To Sit With You Tell Me Your Problem - Konshens Tells Eric Omondi
Fast-rising Jamaican dancehall singer-songwriter, Konshens and Kenyan comedian, Eric Omondi. /COURTESY

Jamaican national music artist Garfield Spence popularly known as Konshens is the most recent foreign artist who has received information about Eric Omondi’s activism about music and Kenyan musicians who he feels oppressed while foreigners are shining brightly.

This comes after Omondi complained about the Konshens festival which is scheduled to take place in the Carnivore area of ​​Nairobi on the last day of this year 2021. He posted the festival poster on Instagram and wondered why the end-of-year festival involved an outside artist when artists locals such as Khaligraph Jones, Otile Brown and Nyashinsky could attract many people to such a festival.

Konshens appears to have been shocked by Eric Omondi’s complaint, in which he replied that he would like to sit down with him to find out what happened. “Are you outraged by the action of foreign artists to love your country, your country’s artists and festival organizers for not organizing enough concerts, Kenyan fans to favor international artists or what exactly?” asked Koshens via Instagram.

The 36-year-old Jamaican artist explained that no one is trying to misuse Kenyan money but Kenyans love different types of music that are not available in Kenya. He says he had other invitations for the day from countries around Jamaica for the last day of the year but chose Kenya because of the number of fans who love his music.

Omondi also replied that he did not blame Konshens but blamed Kenyan artists who were careless and did not want to improve their profession. According to him, artists from Jamaica, Tanzania and even Nigeria have won over Kenyan artists.

“We are trying to revive the music industry in Kenya and for that reason I feel that concert organizers deserve to uplift Kenyan artists further.” wrote Omondi.

He has mentioned foreign musicians who are expected to organize concerts in the country which are Konshens, Charly Black, NSG, Kranium, Koffi Olomide, Harmonize, Mbosso and Cecil who he says are completely killing Kenyan musicians.

He ended by saying that he has nothing to do with outside musicians but is trying to fix it at home.

Omondi submitted his complaint to parliament which he handed over to Starehe MP Charles Njagua Kanyi who is also a musician better known as Jaguar.