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2016 and 2017 were my worst years – Fena Gitu

She reveals!

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Kenyan singer Fena Gitu has disclosed that 2016 and 2017 were her worst years as a musician.

Speaking on K24, Ms Gitu said that at the time, she was going through some serious challenges, one among them being broke.

She went on to say that she lived in a friend’s house as she tried to make ends meet and also took the time to come up with a strategy for her music business.


Fena Gitu also acknowledged that she is now rising up and things are better than they were then.

There was a time I couldn’t breath and now I am coming up for air, levitating. I have gone through ups and downs 2017 and 2016 were probably my worst years. I was flat broke, living on my best friend’s floor and just trying to make ends meet. Ni venye tu you don’t go announcing I took that time to strategize and focus on me and just grow,” she said.

Sh500, 000 per show

In the interview, the Kaende singer also disclosed the amount of money she charges to perform in a gig.


She noted that her charges depend on the kind of gig she is going to perform at, but she has a flat rate of about Sh500, 000, which is around the amount required to produce a video.

“I try and quote about as much as it would cost me to shoot a video. About half a mike (half a million) depending, but it doesn’t happen every time,” she said.


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