Events Promoter Mtetezi Pleads With Government To Open Clubs, Sonko Responds

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By  | Sep 10, 2020, 02:54 PM  | Top of The

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Popular events promoter Mtetezi has requested the government to reopen clubs and events operations in general so that entertainers can resume work and at least have a revenue stream. 
 
Entertainers have been hard hit by the pandemic and closure of clubs by the government which has taken away a key source of their income.
 
Speaking in an interview, Mtetezi who is behind several popular gigs that have happened countywide, urged the president to open up the economy because COVID19 numbers have gone down and artists are suffering. 
 
'I would like to appeal to the president to consider artistes who have not been having shows since covid-19 began.'' Mtetezi said in part.
 
His plea joins other several artists including Tanasha, Khaligraph Jones and Jalang’o who have asked the president to end the curfew. 
 
Mtetezi had a huge show lined up dubbed “Gengetone Festival” that was set to take place at the Machakos People's Park, in Machakos county but had to be canceled due to COVID19. 

The event was postponed to a later date but it’s hard choosing a particular date because now you are not sure when the government will ease the regulations. 
 
Adhering to Mtetezi’s and other artists' plea, Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko said that he will look into the matter and ensure the curfew has been removed and clubs reopened as soon as possible. 
 
“My people, I will ensure that clubs in Nairobi open up very soon. Let us all support our musicians,” Sonko said after Tanasha shared on Instagram how the pandemic has ruined her career. 
 
Mtetezi hopes artists will get a chance to perform at the anticipated festival which was to be held in April. 

Nearly all Kenyan Gengetone musicians will share the stage come D-day. He said he came up with the idea to give the gengetone artistes the opportunity to prove to Kenyans that the genre is as good as it can get. 

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