Eric Omondi to lead procession of artistes in storming parliament for airtime, pay rise

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 10 Nov, 2021 18:34 | < 1 min read
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Controversial comedian Eric Omondi has on Wednesday November 10, 2021 promised to lead a procession of artistes in storming parliament buildings.

The comedian has asked established musicians and upcoming musicians to meet him on Tuesday November 16, 2021 at the Parliament buildings.

“Ready to make history!!! 5 Days to go!!! We are storming the parliament on Tuesday at 10am. If you are a Kenyan musician or aspiring musician lets meet in LARGE NUMBERS at PARLIAMENT Building at 10am NEXT TUESDAY. WE MUST FIX IT!!! WE WONT BE ASKING FOR MUCH,” his statement read in part.

Omondi, who has vowed to resuscitate the music industry, will lead the procession in demanding for better conditions in the entertainment industry and government support.

“ALL WE WANT IS: All Local Media to play 75 Percent of Local Music just like it is in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe and the List goes on and on. That ESTABLISHED local Musicians are accorded EQUAL PAY and TREATMENT as their International Counterparts by PROMOTERS and EVENT ORGANISERS,” he added.

Eric’s statement comes in the backdrop of his viral post that sparked a heated debate in the entertainment industry. The self-proclaimed president of comedy received a backlash after he accused Kenyan musicians of being lazy and redudant.

Several artistes accused him of disrespecting them and asked him to keep to his lane. Sauti Sol crew members took a swipe at him, saying that he was downplaying the efforts that artistes have put in to advance their craft.