Comedian cum Nacada Director Chipukeezy expressed displeasure with the media and stakeholders in the entertainment industry when it comes to supporting talents, days after the death of comedian Njenga Mswahili.
In a length post seen by Pulselive.co.ke, the funnyman pointed out that many talents have been killed by the media, through that narrative that “only negativity sells”.
“ARBORTION comes in different forms!!! It is the act of terminating a life (Human) before it fully develops. The entertainment industry is busy making love, conceiving babies and KILLING them, we are all GUILTY of MURDER!! the Industry!! The Media (Mostly bloggers) and the Corporate world. The Industry never really supports you and never wants to see you grow and when you work your way and grow the bloggers are on wait to chew you, only NEGATIVITY sells for BLOGGERS, BLOGGERS YOU ARE GUILTY of MURDER!!! You have KILLED DREAMS!!! DEEMED lights and lives of young TALENTED people, You rarely SUPPORT, You never write the good stories the POSITIVES, when we WIN awards you go completely MUTE...But when you hear the slightest wind of an artist "struggling" you swiftly swing into action” reads part of Chipukeezy’s post.
Kenyans are to blame
He added that Comedians like Njenga Mswahili died out of depression after being subjected to lots of frustrations while trying to make a name for themselves.
“The CORPORATES are a multibillion industry and Pay peanuts to Artists or, not all but most do not respect ART or see it's worth... GUILTY!!!All Njenga Mswahili wanted to do was to make you laugh, all AKA Ayeya wanted was to make you giggle abit. The untimely deaths of both AKA and MSWAHILI are identical in nature...They both suffered some sort of DEPRESSION before their demise. These depressions were caused by Frustrations that could have been avoided since they are caused by the SYSTEM, the MEDIA, the INDUSTRY and the CORPORATES, in short KENYANS. We have to embrace, Support and OWN our OWN. I am GUILTY, you are GUILTY.Thou Shall not Kill! RIP” said Chipukeezy.
Death of comedian Njenga Mswahili
Chipukeezy, public outcry comes days after the death of comedian Njenga Mswahili. Many who spoke about Njenga’s demise, admitted that fellow comedians, media and corporates gave him a deaf ear when he was in need.
Mourning his death mwalimu Churchill wrote; “Laugh industry grieves the passing on of James Anthony Njenga AKA “Njenga Mswahili” which occurred on the morning of 7th Nov 2019. We express our deep and heartfelt condolences to the grieving family and joins in their prayers for the deceased,”.
Anthony Njenga aka Njenga Mswahili occasionally made appearances on the Thursday night comedy show (Churchill Raw) since its beginning in 2013.
“James Anthony Njenga was found dead on Dagoretti rail tracks. It is not yet clear under which circumstances this fate befell him, but police have been involved and more will be divulged,” read part of the statement.