MP Olum to spon­sor ta­lented Kib­era youth to record mu­sic, pro­duce al­bums

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Lang’ata MP Joash Olum yes­ter­day said he will identify and sup­port lo­cal artistes from the Kib­era slums. “There is great ta­lent in the slums. I think the best way to help youth will be to get some­body like Jua Kali or Nonini and in­vite all the in­ter­ested youth to per­form. Then Jua Kali or Nonini will be the judges and the win­ning three groups and in­di­vid­u­als will be se­lected and given cash to record their al­bums,” he said. He spoke to the Star while pre­sid­ing over the Joash Olum Sports Tour­na­ment in Un­dugu grounds, Si­langa. Youth per­formed dur­ing the tour­na­ment and the MP said he is im­pressed by the lo­cal ta­lent. Olum said help­ing the youth record their mu­sic will mar­ket them and help them grow their ca­reers. This is a bet­ter way of help­ing slum youth suc­ceed than giv­ing them hand­outs, he said. Olum asked the Kib­era youth to shun lead­ers who only give them hand­outs but do not look for a bet­ter way to em­power them.

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