Embarambamba Appeals to Uhuru for Support 

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    Gospel artist Embarambamba during a music video shoot in March 31, 2021.
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  • Christopher Musioma, best known as Embarambamba, has appealed to President Uhuru Kenyatta to support his talent on the basis of the support the president got from Kisii in the 2013 elections, despite the region being an ODM stronghold.

    He further urged Uhuru and Margaret Kenyatta to finance his countrywide tour which he intends to popularise his music and uplift other artists.

    "If I'm able to travel countrywide and uplift other upcoming artists, it will be easy for people to say that the government has supported upcoming artists and their talents," he said.

    Embarambamba further addressed Ezekiel Mutua's concerns on his music, stating that most people did not understand him, and Mutua should have instead supported his talent rather than criticize it.

    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
    Kenya Film and Classification Board CEO, Ezekiel Mutua.
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    He stated he was doing the stunts due to poverty and to promote his music by being unique which will make him stand out from the ordinary.  

    "Someone with such power should have contributed a donation to support my talent. You can't say I'm performing theatrics because I'm only doing this because of poverty, and to spread God's word," said Embarambamba.

    Mutua responded by stating that he did not have to go to those embarrassing extremes while producing his content and must be moderate.

    "Embarambamba says his theatrics are because of poverty. He's asking for help. Brother come, let's talk. You don't have to do this madness for likes on social media. Come let's find a way out. You sound ok, but your theatrics are embarrassing and must be moderated!" He responded on a post on social media.

    This comes days after the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) CEO raised concerns over the kind of content Embarambamba produces saying he could hurt himself.

    "His fans could be cheering him to self-destruction. Is this style sustainable? Is it even sane? Unless he's superhuman, this guy will hurt himself. Someone, please stop him!" Mutua posed.

    The artist has come to be known for using comedy, extreme dance styles in his songs, and often throwing stunts such as rolling on the ground and sometimes climbing trees.  

    He further assured Kenyans who questioned his sanity that he is well and they should support him so that he have a sustainable income.