The year 2020 hasn’t been rosy for the majority and it seems 2021, though many remain hopeful, isn’t exactly turning out as anticipated.
Singer Bahati has come out to urge President Uhuru Kenyatta to reconsider his latest announcement after extending the curfew to March 2021.
In an open letter on social media, Bahati, who is a friend of Uhuru, said extending the curfew is a sure killer to the entertainment business which is already on its deathbed.
“If you keep locking down the economy and limiting events that we fully depend on that’s SIMPLY KILLING OUR CAREERS,” said Bahati in the viral letter.
“Just to Let You Know that these musicians are Someone’s Husbands, Wifes, Dads and Mums. Yes, we have People Who Fully Depend on us and We Have employees too. Your Excellency I don’t Know if in Your Cabinet there’s anyone Who Cares about The Creative Industry; the Djs, Event organizers or anything Concerning the Entertainment Industry.”
Bahati went on to urge him to think about creatives and the industry in general claiming that they have been incurring losses since 2020 and that even missed on the controversial Ksh 100 million stimulus package released last year to cushion creatives.
“We Kids Just like Yours and it’s our Cry You Reason with us as a Father,” said the singer in post.
“Ata ile 100M hatukuipata but we are still pushing… We are Making Hits that are not paying us Back.”
It’s not the first time the singer is begging the president to end the curfew though. Last year, the Bahati was among a string of other artists who came out to push the heads of state to end the curfew.
In both instances, the president and The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Heritage has ignored their cry and focused on limiting the spread of Covid-19.
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