Why Coast artistes don’t make it in Nairobi

What you need to know:

The wise Swahili men (Wahenga) left a saying; ‘Jogoo la shamba haliwiki mjini’ (A village cockerel doesn’t crow in the city). Well, true to their wisdom it has been rather very difficult for Coast artistes shifting base to Nairobi to reign or at least top the charts.

Nairobi, at least for artistes who try to relocate from the Coast, continues to be a boulevard of broken dreams for artistes who arrive with dreams and hopes of conquering the Capital – and with it the country.

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