Victoria Kimani plea to Kenyans
Chocolate City signed Kenyan artiste Victoria Kimani is back in Nairobi! While here, she has called out to Kenyans to show more support for their own acts just as much as they back international artistes performing in Kenya via a post on Instagram.
Riding around Nairobi, seeing billboards on top of billboards of these shows, why are none of us headlining? Why does it have to be this way... year after year after year.... we constantly place every other country, city, town above our own, Not every artist has the opportunities That A few of us have to leave Kenya and be seen on stages with that wide Africa reach, what the hell would I do if I didn't have those opportunities,,,, I'd sit here and either throw my own concert (coming soon) .... or wait to be some so called' opening act for less than ksh200K ... while we watch them make $50,000 - $100,000 right in our face! Why can't we learn from Tanzania, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and many more and be as excited to see ourselves as we are others?! And then get mad and wanna call me Nigerian because I am blessed to be booked there from time to time...: wow guys.... This self hate we got has to change pretty soon or we will keep loosing gems like Lupita who many of you literally chased away, then get mad if she acts brand new on you when she's back home ? mannn all I'm saying is book us now before you can no longer afford us. Brands too.... use your local faces ! GIVE THE YOUTH A CHANCE.... don't chase our Artistic dreams away!!.... you guys are sleeping on PICASSO AND MOZART ARE YOU STUPID!? ?????????????????????? #ForgiveMe #IamAnArtist #ImPassionateAboutMyShit #FreeKenyanArt #PayKenyanArt ... so I and many others don't have to keep leaving our HOME to make a normal living as an artist ❤
Victoria has also announced that she is shooting the video for "Live it Up" her collaboration with DJ Creme De La Creme and legendary dancehall artiste Redsan.
Watch out for the "Live it Up" video dropping soon!