Jamaican dancehall artist Konshens has confirmed that he will performance in Kenya on the new year’s eve.
Through a tweet, Konshens assured his Kenyan fans that he will be in Kenya for the event that will take place at Carnivore.
The artist is also set to perform in Mombasa.
It was reported that the musician had cancelled his Kenyan tour following Eric Omondi’s campaigns on demanding for better pay for Kenyan musicians after it emerged that those performing in Kenya from other countries are paid better than them.
“Kenya, have just gotten an update from my team, it is not looking good,” Konshens shared on twitter.
As a result, many dancehall lovers blamed the comedian for being the reason why Konshens cancelled his show.
Eric also complained about the issue of Kenyan musicians curtain-raising for the international artists. His campaign has since seen him present to parliament a bill proposing that all media outlets play 75% of Kenyan music, among other issues that will restore the glory of Kenyan musicians.
The news that the dancehall superstar will be in the country excited his fans who are looking forward to the big day but for Eric, that was bad news.
Taking to his social media accounts, Eric questioned the state of music in the country while asking whether local artists are unable to pull crowds.
“HONESTLY are we doing this BADLY???????? Is the State of our MUSIC Industry REEEEALY THIS BAD???????? I really have nothing against International ARTISTS my HEART is PROFUSELY BLEEDING for our INDUSTRY.
“You HONESTLY want to tell me that a @khaligraph_jones @otilebrown @realshinski CONCERT cannot pull Crowds on the LAST DAY of the YEAR????. I have no PROBLEM with Konshens. My Issue is our own MESSAGING!!! We are and have been KILLING OUR OWN!!! It’s all in the MESSAGING PEOPLE, MESSAGING is everything. SO next week KENYAN ARTISTS will be UNVEILED as CURTAIN RAISERS,” he wrote.