Willy Paul Pens Open letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta
Controversial singer Willy Paul has penned an open letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta calling on him to help the entertainment industry.
According to Pozee, the entertainment industry has greatly suffered during this Coronovirus pandemic.
The singer has called on the president to help cushion the entertainers in the country because most of them have lost businesses.
“Dear Mr President, my president. First and foremost I’d like to congratulate you for the good work that you’ve done so far n ur still doing. Especially in this time of #corona My president I have an issue. The entertainment scene has been hit badly and sadly no one seems to care about whatever is happening to us… entertainers from other countries e.g musicians, actors, producers, directors and comedians are getting help from their governments.. and here no one is even saying a word. The other day you had a press conference and all of us expected to hear our president’s thoughts on the entertainment scene. Unfortunately, you did not mention a thing. Mr President, most of us depend on shows, gigs n e.t.c as we all know that our board of music has been having issues with the artists. They’ve been stealing from us.. from ringback tones to every other thing.. most of us depend on music for everything Mr President. We have families that look up to us.. right now we’re all home, not making any money..” he wrote
In his letter, Pozee also asked the president to remember the Wanjikus during these tough times.
“Dear Mr President, I’m just speaking from a musical perspective, if an established musician can feel the pinch like me, what about the uprising who only makes 5000 shillings per gig and they still have to pay rent and feed their families? What about the common #mwananchi who’s only hope is on mjengo, juakali, watchmen, mama mboga??? Mr President, I know ur a fan of Kenyan music, Kenyan content, Kenyans and you love your people.PLEASE REMEMBER US IN THIS DARK MOMENT” he added