After weeks of show down between Eric Omondi and Kenyan artists, the comedian is now headed for Tanzanians.
Eric has claimed that Bongo music has been overtaken by Amapiano, a music genre that originated from South Africa in 2012.
The comedian said the East African pride which was bongo flava is lost and that every Tanzanian artists is now singing Amapiano
“EAST AFRICA I am SAD!!! I Weep for my PEOPLE???. Nina Huzuni Moyoni?. Bongo flava has always been East Africa’s PRIDE ila Kwa sasa IMEKUFAA. Kila Tanzania Artist Kwa sasa Anaimba Amapiano. We have lost our CULTURE, Killed our Own!!! Tumekaribisha, tumeiga, tumeichukua Tabia na Mwenendo zake Jirani tukajisahau wenyewe???,” Eric shared on social media.
He urged Bongo stars to restore their glory and pride before it is too late.
“We are LOSING OUR IDENTITY, OUR PRIDE!!! Naomba ndugu Zangu Wa BONGO Turejee kwa upesi before it’s too late!!! Wakenya WAMELALA, Wa Tanzania WAMEJIPOTEZAA. Mungu TUHURUMIE, TUREHEMU,” Eric further said.
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The past few weeks, Eric has been so vocal in claiming that the Kenyan music industry was dead and the artists needed to wake up so as to revive the industry.
Eric has been agitated by the frequent performances of international artists in the country with the Kenyan ones curtain raising for them.
In one recent case, it was alleged that Nadia Mukami and Masauti were mistreated at a concert in Mombasa where Mbosso was the main performer.
Commenting on the issue, Eric said that Kenya artists will continue to face the same until the day that they will listen to him.
“These Kenyan Artists wataendelea tu kuumia na Kudharauliwa mpaka SIKU ile wataniskia…Asiye skia la Mkuu Huvunjika guu…Anyway Plans are underway to BRING UP a TOTALLY NEW BREED of MUSICIANS hawa WASHATUANGUSHA,” Eric said on Instagram.