On Monday 20th October MCSK hosted their 3rd annual awards gala at Carnivore grounds with Charles Njagua receiving the major award as the top earning artiste in 2014. With the beautiful lights and great sound the organisation had something else coming their way as some artistes felt that the society doesn’t cater for their needs.
One of those artistes to talk live on National Television at the awards was Bien Baraza of Sauti Sol who raised his concerns about the management of the society after receiving their award on stage.
With the emcees not being prepared on his speech, Bien gave his two cents on how the media needs to protect its own first before going out. This let out some reactions from the attendees and even from other artistes who were watching.
Mr Googz who was watching revealed that he is also not amused by the society and feels that there is something very wrong in the payment of artistes.
He said ;
Clearly one member of Sauti SOL is not amused at the MCSK seeming display of love for Kenyan musicians, truth is am not also amused.
“I Have watched Morris the CEO of MCSK give a speech and a quick run through of who MCSK is, and one thing he said is that MCSK IS for MUSICIANS and that the artistes supposedly run the society ..that’s kinda like saying Kenyan government is for Kenyans and that Kenyans decide what happens, REALLY? that is NOT TRUE sir, the same way politicians increase their salaries without doing an opinion poll is the same way MCSK guys get into office Kenyan artistes are tired of this and we need proper, loyal transparent LEADERSHIP in our nation.
As MR GOOGZ am 5 years now since i received my last payment from a society that claims to be OWNED by ME is a clear indication that something is totally wrong. Now the worst is that the last time i was there i was given a check that had an issue and i had to wait some few weeks later to just get somebody to attend to me, by the way that was 5years ago.
Something Must happen and the same way the political regimes have been altered, i see a shift and it is going to take place.”
Whats your take
Mcsk royalties is based on radio airplay. Perhaps 5 years ago was when anyone ever heard a mr googz song on radio