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Khaligraph Jones “Kwendaa” A diss track for Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK)

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Khaligraph Jones, the BET hip hop nominee, just dropped a new song which appears to be a diss track aimed towards MCSK among a myriad of other things.

The Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) has been called out several times by Kenyan artistes for not paying and for robbing them blind. An audit released in September corroborated these claims citing “diversion of royalties, poor corporate governance structures, suspected fraudulent transactions, poor record-keeping and the existence of ghost or duplicate members” as one of the ways money was being stolen.

The song “Kwendaa”, featured appearances by a number of top Kenyan celebrities including but not limited to Naiboi, Nameless, Sauti Sol’s manager Marek Fuchs, Willis Raburu, Betty Kyallo, Savara and Bien from Sauti Sol, Chris Kaiga, Fena, Otile Brown, King Kaka, Jones’ manager Franko, Tanasha Donna and Nyashinski.

 

Using lyrics such as “MCSK wanahitaji mateke…Wasanii ndio mmeamua mtese, Kwendaa. Pesa zetu mlete…kwanza mtujenge, rende ni wrong, mbogi ni genje…Na bado mnafinyilia wa Genge” the song calls out the organisation for not paying its artistes and comes out in support of Kenya’s newest crop of Gengetone artistes including Mbogi Genje.

The song also makes reference to his BET nod. Khaligraph was nominated for a BET hip hop award under the category “Best International Flow” alongside Nasty C, Stormzy among others. The award ceremony is set to take place on October 28th.

Although the song calls out a few other people, including Kenyans who don’t support Kenyan music, the better part of the song is a call out to MCSK.

In Other News – Calls on police to take action on careless drivers

Leaders have called on the police take stern action on careless drivers during the burial of Inspector Bernard Surum who died in a road accident in Ntulele, Narok County.

Inspector Surum who was laid to rest at his home in Nairega Nkare was among four who died in a road accident early this month after a Nissan matatu belonging to Narok Line services was hit by a lorry.

Inspector Bernard Surum burial

The church leaders also called on the Kenya Highway Authority to identify hotspots places and put on bumps saying the Mai Mahiu-Narok road has claimed lives of many Kenyans and something needs to be done. learn more

Source – KBC

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