Upcoming artist who pulled down ‘Ndovu ni Kuu’ song from YouTube gives his side of story

By Bosco Marita On Tue, 20 Jul, 2021 11:02 | 2 mins read
'Ndovu ni kuu' singers- Krispah, Khaligraph Jones & Boutross. PHOTO/COURTESY

An upcoming artist who pulled down Ndovu ni Kuu song by Krispah from YouTube has finally narrated his side of the story.

Brian Kennedy, alias Dexta Briyanka, says the move came after Krispah sampled the beats of one of his songs.

“They sampled my beats and they never bothered to ask for permission. Instead of Krispah approaching me like a grown-up, he came to me with threats and intimidation,” he said.

Dexta states the song is immoral and has caused damage to Kenyatta University and its students.

According to him, he is an ambassador of Kenyatta University and he, therefore, had to guard the image of the university by deleting the song.

“What has made me defend KU is because it is an institution that has more than 80,000 students. These students depend on this institution for their future,” he said.

“There is no way you can put the lives of more than 80,000 students at stake just because you want to entertain,” he added.

The upcoming artist further accused Krispah of trying to intimidate him yet he is the one who did him wrong.

He said the song has caused Kenyatta University losses and at the same time made parents to stop paying fees for their children.

“Several students have contacted me saying their parents have refused to clear their fees because they have been told there is no learning in KU.

“Admissions to KU have also downsized because parents are for the idea that if there is no learning in KU then let me take my child elsewhere. What if KU decides to sue you for violating their business charter?” he questioned.

Dexta says Kenyatta University is ready to reconcile with Krispah if he issues a public apology indicating that the song is just for entertainment and does not mirror the true state of affairs at the institution.

“Literature does many things: one is entertaining and another is being the mirror of society and another one is educating. So, if you want to mirror society negatively, who the hell do you think are you?” he posed.

“Come slow, apologies to KU. We accept the song might have just been for entertainment, not for mirroring Kenyatta University,” he added.

Ndovu ni Kuu is a song that Krispah featured Khaligraph Jones and Boutross.

It was released nearly two months ago and pulled down on Sunday, after hitting 3.5 million views on YouTube, over copyrights claim.

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