Brandy Maina Turns Her Guns At Kenyans

Here's why

By  | Mar 15, 2023, 04:38 PM  | Top of The

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Kenyan musician Brandy Maina has taken to social media to express her frustration with her home country, calling Kenyans toxic and undeserving of creatives.

She expressed her desire to leave the country, citing Elsa Majimbo as an example of someone who had made it out and encouraging other creatives to do the same.

Brandy's comments were met with backlash from some netizens who accused her of being full of herself.

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In response to the criticism, Brandy clarified that her decision to limit collaborations to only five select artists was motivated by a need to focus on her own solo projects. She explained that promoting collaborations took time, money, and effort, which she wanted to dedicate to her upcoming EP.

Brandy's frustration with the Kenyan music industry is not unique. Many creatives in Kenya and other parts of the world have spoken out about the challenges they face in their respective industries.

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These include a lack of support from fans, limited resources, and stiff competition.

However, Brandy's comments have sparked a debate about the responsibilities of artists to their home countries. Some argue that creatives have a duty to support and uplift their local industries, while others argue that artists have the right to pursue their careers wherever they choose.

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Regardless of one's perspective, it is clear that the music industry, like many other industries, is facing significant challenges in Kenya and other parts of the world.

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In the end, it is up to the government, fans, and industry players to come together and create an environment that supports and uplifts creatives. Until this happens, the frustrations expressed by Brandy and other artists will likely continue to be a common theme in the music industry.

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Elsa Majimbo is a Kenyan comedian and internet personality who rose to fame in 2020 for her unique brand of comedy. She gained a following on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram for her hilarious one-liners and deadpan delivery, which often poked fun at everyday situations and trends.

Majimbo's comedy quickly gained international attention, and she has been featured in major publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, and Forbes. She has also collaborated with brands such as Fenty Beauty and MAC Cosmetics.

In addition to her comedic talents, Majimbo is also known for being an advocate for mental health and gender equality. 

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