Redundant, predictable, boring – Eric Omondi attacks Kenyan musicians

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 6 Nov, 2021 21:02 | < 1 min read
Comedian Eric Omondi. PHOTO/COURTESY

Comedian Eric Omondi has spoken about the state of Kenya's entertainment industry describing artists in the country as redundant, predictable and boring.

In an interview with radio presenter Felix Oduor popularly known as Jalang'o, Omondi said Kenyan musicians are sleeping on their job and getting a beating from Nigeria and Tanzanian artists.

"The Kenyan entertainment industry is asleep. Artists have become redundant, predictable and boring yet there is a good space for you to take over," Omondi said.

The comedian further said that the country is living in a dark age in terms of the state of Kenyan music.

"Nigerians are here every weekend and Kenyan musicians have become curtain-raisers being paid Ksh30,000 as they are harassed backstage," Omondi said.

In his message to all the Kenyan artists, Omondi highlighted the need to step up and be more creative in order to regain the glory Kenya enjoyed in the regional entertainment scene.

"Let us wake up and avoid rushing so that the likes of Diamond do not beat us. We have become clowns in our own country. Etan was here and other foreign musicians," Omondi said.

The self-proclaimed President of Comedy said he blames the Kenyan musicians for the recent takeover by foreigners in the local entertainment industries and not the corporate society that sponsors the shows.