Songstress Victoria Kimani has reacted to presenting the ‘Play 75% Local’ bill to parliamentarians.
The bill presented by Eric Omondi to Members of Parliament; Babu Owino and Jarguar on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, was drafted by Victoria Kimani.
The China Love hitmaker took to social media to react to the milestone;
“Maybe this was my divine purpose for being in Kenya,
Perhaps this was my actual assignment.” She wrote.
Play 75% Local
‘Play 75% Local’ bill highlights the plight of local artists trying to get airplay in a market already saturated with foreign music and art.
The bill resolves that Kenyan Media should be compelled through Media Council of Kenya to play 75% of their music from Kenyan artists.
Part of the bill reads;
“This will enhance local music support for cultural preservation, and provide local support mechanism that will bring encouragement to our artists and also avoid millions of shillings inform of royalties leaving the country to be paid to foreign artists.”
“A vibrant music economy can drive value for a country in several important ways.
It fuels job creation, economic growth, tourism development and artistic growth.” Continued to read the bill.
Parliamentarians Receive ‘Play 75% Local’ Bill
Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino commented on the bill;
“As a member of Parliament, youthful one for that matter, together with Hon. Jarguar we will have to compell MP’s to pass this bill.”
“75% of the airplay should be given to Kenyan artists in any club, media station; radio, electronic or even discussing in print media, the first and second most important agenda should be the Kenyan artists,” he added.