Nikita Kering Says Kenyan Music Lacks Distinct Identity Due to Effects of Colonisation
Award-winning singer Nikita Kering accused a Kenyan of colonizing music lack of its expressive sound.
Nikita Kering in Kenyan music
The singer, with an angelic voice, said there was no clear Kenyan genre as the country was heavily under British rule.
In edited video shared on Instagram, Kering hears herself saying:
“If Kenyan music was hit, we still don't know what Kenyan is music g. I think we have been heavily colonized, that our music I didn't even show identity. Our identity lacks so many things.”
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Netizens have responded to the post, and below are some of their comments below:
“It's not a matter of colonization, but a lack of structured talent and career advancement to get international exposure.”
“I agree. Not only in music. Look at other African countries and their traditional clothes. In Nigeria, almost every clan or tribe has different traditional clothing. In Kenya, each of them relies heavily on traditional Maasai clothing. She has a point.”
“She's right. They brainwashed us so that we valued foreign things through television, social media, etc.”
“If you listen to the old classics, you won't agree at all. Kenya needs to touch its roots.”