Jamaican Dancehall artist Garfield Spence famously known as Konshens has reacted to a viral poster which was done by Kenyans showing that he is eyeing the Nairobi Senatorial seat.
The poster revealed that the artist will be running for the seat on a Shirikisho Party of Kenya (SPK) ticket in the next General elections scheduled for August 2022.
The image made rounds on social media catching the attention of the artist who shared it on Twitter and captured it with a statement that he had given up on Kenyans.
“I give up,” read the caption of the image.
This comes just a day after the artist responded to comedian Eric Omondi who in the last one week has been protesting the influx of foreign artistes especially during the festive season.
Omondi raised concerns that most Kenyans have been seeking the services of artists from other countries as they ignore Kenyan talents.
“Honestly are we doing this badly? Is the State of our music Industry really this bad? I really have nothing against international artists. My heart is profusely bleeding for our industry. You honestly want to tell me that a Khaligraph Jones, Otile Brown, Nyashinski concert cannot pull crowds on the last day of the year. I have no problem with Konshens. My Issue is our own messaging!!! We are and have been killing our own!!! It’s all in the messaging people, messaging is everything. So next week Kenyan artists will be unveiled as curtain-raisers,” he complained.
However, Konshens told Omondi that there is no international artist who was in anyway milking Kenya and they only perform here because of the kind of reception they receive.
He went ahead to explain that he had a number of shows that were lined up in his home town but he still went ahead and opted to come and perform in Kenya.