By Annette Amondi
In the last few hours Gengetone has been the number one conversation across the twitter streets.
According to a section of netizens, the new genre of music that has been credited for revolutionizing the Kenyan music industry may just fade out as fast as it rose.
Netizens argue that the fast-beat genre lacks diversity and is always focusing on Drugs and women with big dearies.
Under the hash tag #Gengetone, KOT bashed the new kids on the block for being vulgar and immoral.
“One faulty thing about gengetone music is that they keep on singing about same old and tired topics. That’s why it won’t last. This is why reggae among others is so great,diverse and relatable.” Wrote one netizen
“I highly support #Gengetone but their songs are too predictable…they’re likely to sing about sex or drugs alone. No song encourages youth to live a drug-free life or how to get a job.” Wrote another
However another section feels that gengetone has given Kenyan youth something to focus on and a chance to build their own brand.
Media personality Mwalimu Rachel who manages Gengetone group, the Sailors gang, however says that people need to stop bashing the young men who have involved themselves with the genre arguing that it is an avenue for the youth to speak out and make money at the same time.
“I have said this before and will repeat…the youth are curving a way for themselves.Gava has let them down,there’s almost no one guiding/mentoring them. #Gengetone is that avenue for them to speak out and earn some money. If judgement is all they get,they shall rebel.” She said
Read some of the comments below:
Meshack_Ndung’u @Admiral_ndoch Have you realized ever since gengetone came tone existence mugging in Nairobi streets disappeared wacheni vijana waimbe hawa vijana wakiacha kuimba Hesi wa kayole atatrend saana skuizi hakuna hizi killings vijana wote wako kwa usanii…Gengetone forevermore i support #gengetone
Aldrin_Ouma @OumaAldrin I highly support #Gengetone but their songs are too predictable…they’re likely to sing about sex or drugs alone. No song encourages youth to live a drug-free life or how to get a job.
Collins Koske @c2koske Replying to @OumaAldrin We have Steve simple boy for the drug free life songs, wacha vijana waimbe what they want to sing, if you dont like it you can always switch off your radio/TV or change the station.