Mejja has responded to claims of not popping in the Kansoul as much as he used to when he was as a solo artiste.
Mejja responds to claims that joining Kansoul destroyed his career
He has defended himself.
Critics have claimed that Mejja’s lyrics are no longer as outstanding as they were when Mejja was a solo Genge artiste.
Others have said that joining the Kansoul ‘destroyed’ his career and they want a single from him as a solo artiste.
“Watu kwa mtandao wanauliza Mejja arudi apige moja tu yake bila Kansoul. Sijui kama umeona. Wanasema umepotea sana kwa Kansoul, hakuna mashairi,”Jalang’o asked him during a Milele FM interview.
Mejja revealed that he is still a lyricist but had to change so that he could adapt to the new sound and a younger audience ensuring longevity in the industry.
“Lazima tuchange kama venye generation inachange wale watu nilikuwa naimbia 2007 saa hii wako na familia so atabambika na ngoma zako lakini kama kuna concert hatakuja .Hii generation mpya ukitaka kuwa relevant lazima uchange na vile generation inachange. That’s why tumekuwa tukiwork na hawa wasee mnaskia saa hii kama akina Ethic, Ochunglo family, Boondocks na City Boy,” he explained.
Working with Ethic
“Unaisha ama unatumia vijana kukuinua,” Jalang’o asked.
Mejja denied that his career was in its sunset years and he needed young blood to pump some life into it.
“Hapana. Unajua nilirealize wave inachange na kwa sababu watu wengine wako sensitive na lyrics but ukiimba nao unawawekea stamp of authority hawa wasee wako sawa,” he said.
The ‘Landlord’ singer revealed that he wants to establish a legacy by helping the younger generation of singers because people always remember those who have lifted them up.
He divulged that when Ethic approached them for a song that would establish them in the industry, they jumped on it as it was a good opportunity for both parties. Ethic did not disappoint as just like their name they had a good work ethic. The group was hardworking, kept time and did not require pushing like some artistes.
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