In Summary

  • Nonini declines $500 Madaraka Festival performance fee terming it a disrespect.
  • He maintained that he has never pocketed such a figure since he started touring the US.
  • The tour would have seen Nonini perform in 10 US cities.

US based genge star, Nonini has declined a $500 Madaraka Festival performance fee offer terming it a disrespect.

According to Nonini, he started touring the US back in 2005 and has never pocketed such a figure.

Not even the small events have offered a $500 fee over the years.

This is why the Manzi wa Nairobi rapper chose to decline the $500 performance fee.

“I started touring the US from 2005! I have toured literally in every state and did memorable concerts! In the many years I have toured we have done some huge concerts from Thanksgiving, Memorial Weekend, LA Rugby and many other concerts some small and some massive.

In the many years I have done tours not even the most struggling promoter or new guy trying to do gigs has ever offered to pay me $500 for a show.

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So my US fans you will see me soon enough but this @madarakafestival I politely declined it’s a No for me” wrote Nonini partly.

A Schedule of Nonini’s Madaraka Festival performance PHOTO Courtesy


Fans Reactions

Following Nonini’s revelation on the peanut payment, many of his fans shared their views on the commentary.

We sampled a few below.

“Man, Even in Kenya the rate card is presenty on the upwards of $2000. Tell the dude heshima idumu”

“It’s not being proud…call it class, you deserve a better package”

“Know your value, these promoters have been misusing artists for a long time now”

The tour would have seen Nonini stage performances in 10 states in the year 2024 from May 24th to June 9th.

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The states are  Boston, New York, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago and Dallas among others.

Over the weekend, across the borders in Tanzania, Juma Nature is said to have turned down Diamond’s Tsh. 500k offer.

In Kenya, that’s an equivalent of about 84k.

Juma Nature was to showcase at Wasafi Festival in Mtwara but instead gave it a wide berth.


September 6, 2023

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