Vibrant music genre that took Kenya by storm is at the brink of collapsing according to a section of Kenyans.
Gengetone was celebrated as the only Kenyan-like music genre and led to the extinction of the popular Nigerian music.
With what the moral police Ezekiel Mutua calls it vulgar language, Gengetone has its audience and just from the YouTube videos, numbers don’t lie.
At the beginning of the year, Gengetone is mute and some Kenyans are worried that the popular music is fading.
Others assume that the genre was headed nowhere anyways due to sex and drugs topics in every song.
Here are some of the thoughts of Kenyans;
“I have said this before and will repeat…the youth are curving a way for themselves.Gava has let them down,there’s almost no one guiding/mentoring them. #Gengetone is that avenue for them to speak out and earn some money. If judgement is all they get,they shall rebel,” Mwalimu Rachel shared.
Mwalimu Rachel is known for bringing out the Wamlambez hitmakers, Sailors Gang.
Bravin Yuri said “Kenyan Music was dying. Nigerian Music was taking over. Bongo was also suffocating us. If you passed any Club in town it would be Wizkid banging if not, Davido screaming. Then #Gengetone came and all of them disappeared. Problem is, the Content in Gengetone is shouting HELP! 🤭”.
The OGs in the game like Jua Cali has embraced Gengetone and even did a couple of collabos with upcoming artists.
What is your take on Gengetone music and do you think it will last for another decade?