Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa on Tuesday, March 30 held a meeting with comedian Eric Omondi at his office in Nairobi.
CS Wamalwa had initially called Omondi to his office to find out how he was faring following his dramatic arrest but the conversation became about how the government can help the entertainment industry.
The comedian told the CS that entertainers were struggling to make ends meet which called for them to come up with creative ways such as his controversial show Wife Material.Comedian Eric Omondi with Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa at his office in Nairobi on March 30, 2021File
“Cabinet Secretary Devolution Hon. Eugene Wamalwa called me to his office today to discuss different ways in which the ministry can help support artists during these hard times,” the comedian announced.
He added that the Devolution CS had tasked him with the special role of coming up with solutions to the challenges facing the entertainment industry.
“He challenged that apart from myself as Eric Omondi, how can the industry be salvaged, and told me to come back with resolutions on the same. Because it is not something I can do by myself, I said I’d have to consult other artists and deliver the recommendation next week,” he explained to Kenyans.co.ke.
President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new directives on the ban of all social gatherings and the closure of entertainment spots in 5 counties have again left artists with restricted sources of income.
Events, conferences, and festival organisers have been experiencing low demand with cancellations while artists are losing money from lost ticket sales.
Many artists have turned to digital platforms to reach out to their audiences, sometimes having to ask Kenyans to support them financially.
YouTube is emerging as a platform for DJs and entertainers to post content which then attracts advertisers.
Their technology switches between YouTube, Instagram, and Vimeo for live streaming as artists seek the ideal platform to connect with their audiences.
DJs such as DJ Bash, DJ Nijo, and G-Money are among DJs bringing their mixes to their audiences.
Their technology switches between YouTube, Instagram, and Vimeo for live streaming as artists seek the ideal platform to connect with their audiences.Digital enabler Richard 'Astar' Njau hosts a discussion with influencers on a show by the name Baze Creators GarageFile
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