MCSK is fleecing musicians while some die in poverty
“The Music Copyright Society of Kenya is fleecing artists,” Shiru Ward MCA Nixon Butiya said in Vihiga county. He was responding to a speech by the head of MCSK, who spoke at the funeral of John Ingosi Mwoshi aka Wi-Shilili in Kaimosi last month. The MCSK said they would pay all the funeral expenses yet the artist lived and died in abject poverty. Why didn’t they pay him when he was alive? There are many other musicians who suffer at the hands of this organisation. Many of them, for example, attended this funeral in slippers, yet the MCSK officials were dressed in designer suits and shoes. Ingosi died a beggar, despite the fact that he had performed in France, Japan, the US and many other places. The MCSK should pay all artists whose music is played in public events and on air. It is wrong to deny them pay because they aren’t members.
MULAAMA D’JIVETTI Vihiga county