A section of Kenyan artistes have been angered by ABSA group’s decision to have Mafikizolo headline 2019’s Magical Kenyan open golf tournament.
The South African duo will be the main act during this Saturday’s gig and Kenyan artistes were not amused by the decision.
Led by Anto Neosoul, the artistes are now calling their colleagues and Kenyans at large to boycott the event on grounds that the country has enough and able musicians who could have been picked to headline the event meant to promote the country’s culture.
“Thank you @magicalkenya and @KenyaOpenGolf for giving us Kenyan Artistes another chance to showcase how brilliant we are on stage! I just performed for 3 hours at #antoLIVE and can’t wait to watch my fellow Kenyans @MafikizoloSA sindio @danaceda ?. BOYCOTT THIS SHIT! FUCK ABSA! tired of being taken for a ride by these Kenyan corporates who hates themselves more than they’ll ever KNOW!” wrote Anto Neosoul
Benga maestro Dan Aceda also joined the conversation saying “Thank you @magicalkenya and @KenyaOpenGolf for always putting Kenya culture front and center. Congratulations to Kenyan musicians @MafikizoloSA. Looking forward to a Brilliant performance.” He said
Kenyans online were also angered by how Kenyan artistes have been reduced to curtain raisers during the event.
“Kenyan musicians are not magical enough for @magicalkenya”
“But that Mafikizolo headlining a “Magical Kenya” showcasing event has to be the biggest irony of the day. Not week. Not month. This is Kenya. So yes, the day”
“A big shame on to you @magicalkenya and @KenyaOpenGolf for overlooking kenyan artists in this lineup, time has come for Kenyans to take other actions against such events and their promoters”. Read some of the comments