Why local music is struggling in Kenya

The last time I was at Egesa bar in Umoja seven years ago, the tickets to a show by Luo crooner Prince Indah cost Kes300. Today, it costs just a hundred more as the rising benga musicians retains his solid fanbase by keeping the cost of entertainment affordable for the Eastlands crowds. Cheki, my cousin and one of his diehard fans tells me we have to make it there by six O’Clock to get a seat. A Prince Indah concert attracts fans by the hundreds and when we make it there late as usual by eight O’Clock most tables are taken. Although the seats are…

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