• Kelechi Africana claimed artistes who were being supported by Joho only thrived because of his money and connections
• The Nimechoka hitmaker insisted that artistes who were under 001 Music such as Happy C and K.O are not talented
Self-proclaimed President of Coast Music Kelechi Africana has once again stirred the pot by throwing jabs at Mombasa artistes who had earlier been signed under 001 Music.
Kelechi, in his usual demeanor sensationally claimed that all the artistes who had been signed under 001 Music and had been receiving support from former Mombasa county Governor Hassan Joho are not talented.
The Ring singer, while speaking during a recent interview Manucho The Baller and DJ Immo on their show, Base 47 which airs on Radio 47, disclosed that all the artistes who were under 001 Music only thrived because of Hassan Joho’s unwavering support, financially and logistically.
According to Kelechi Africana none of the 001 Music artiste would have thrived was it not for Hassan Joho and his money, which helped them to produce music and move around on different media tours both in Kenya and the neighbouring Tanzania.
The singer insisted that all the 001 Music artiste would still be doing good if indeed they were talented, with or without Joho’s money.
Kelechi Africana reiterated that Joho’s exit from office should not have stopped the artistes from dropping hit songs since the politician is still loaded as before and can still pump money into their projects.
“One thing about all artistes who have been pushed do not know how to sing. All of them, especially those you have mentioned are not talented really. But Joho is still around and he is still rich, so the question is, why have they stopped releasing songs and thriving? That shows you they are not good at what they do,” Kelechi Africana said.
The musician made his remarks in reference to musicians such as Happy C, K.O and even the legendary Susumila who were under 001 Music and benefited big time from Hassan Joho’s financial support.
YEIYO.com understands the aforementioned 001 Music artistes were doing very well during Hassan Joho’s tenure as Mombasa Governor, since they would ride on his financial might and connections.
However, their stars seem to have dimmed immediately after Joho got out of office in a move that left the likes of Kelechi Africana with more questions than answers.
Joho’s right hand men Gates Mgenge, Chris Da Bass and Susumila has earlier shut down claims that 001 Music is a record label.
The three, through separate media interviews disclosed Joho only helped and supported 001 Music’s artistes because of his deep love for music and urge to help talented Mombasa creatives.
001 Music, according to Joho’s right hand men was basically an outfit meant to just support local talents and had not officially signed any artiste.