A section of artists have expressed their disapproval following the appointment of Ezekiel Mutua as the Chief Executive Officer of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK).
The news of his appointment was shared yesterday through a press statement by the board stating that he was the best candidate who would take up the position.
Mutua shared how he felt about the appointment on his twitter handle in a post that read, “I have received with profound gratitude my appointment to the position of Chief Executive Officer of the Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK). Happy to rejoin the creative industry, this time not as a regulator, but as a promoter and defender of the rights of musicians.”
He called on musicians to work with him but some did not receive the news with great joy as expected and even asked the board to reconsider its decision.
Sauti Sol’s Bien Aime was among those who expressed their disapproval describing Mutua’s appointment as mediocrity.
“Ezekiel Mutua’s appointment is a disappointment. What did he do for film? Kenya continues to elevate mediocrity. This is just sad,” wrote Sauti Sol’s Bien in a tweet.
“Artists in this country don’t deserve this kind of treatment. The system keeps on stealing from us. And we continue to appoint worst individuals.” Shared Savara Mudigi of SautiSol.
Some however challenged Mutua to help the artists recover musicians’ royalty money that has been lost over the years.
“ To Ezekiel Mutua: We want to see the lost money back and redistributed to the rightful owners first then people who stole it jailed before you start fighting for the industry.” Wrote Krg the don on a post on his instastories
By Stella Anyango
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