King Kaka profile picture. PHOTO | FILE
King Kaka profile picture. PHOTO | FILE
Kenyan artist took their copyright board on toes after receiving their royalties. From the 50 artists we talked to only 3 gospel artists got Ksh. 5000 and above.

The  Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) has come out to publicly defend itself over the 'meager' amount they paid to Kenyan artistes.

The organization came under attack from Kenyan artistes and their fans after it was discovered that they offered Sh2,500 each to the musicians as royalties.

The outcry came after popular 
musicians Khaligraph Jones and King Kaka posted on the social media pages of their M-Pesa messages which showed they received  Sh2,500  for their hard-earned work.

“MCSK Siku Moja Tutakuja Kuwavuruga uko Mbaya Sana, Msijaribu kunitumia izi peanuts tena. In fact, I have given authorization for my music to be pirated, Don’t collect money on my Behalf anymore, Nisiskie mmeshika mtu akicheza Wimbo zangu kwa street, msinitumie izo peanuts zenu tena, The OG shall be respected,” Khaligraph posted.

Some popular artists got Ksh. 100 as 2019 royalties. Coast-based artists got the least. There has been an outcry from the artists to the copyright over graft cases.

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