Michael Kennedy Claver popularly known as 
Michael Kennedy Claver popularly known as 


Naiboi Breaks Silence on his long Musical Hiatus


Posted on Monday, October 11, 2021


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Naiboi has recently been missing in action...

Michael Kennedy Claver popularly known as Naiboi is a Kenyan singer and songwriter well known for releasing hit songs such as Sondeka and Usipime Mwanaume .
 
The singer has recently been missing in action; neither performing nor releasing songs as in the past, something that has been worrying his fans. Questions over his silence had risen with some speculating that the hit maker could soon be exiting the industry
 
He finally broke his silence through a lengthy Instagram post.

"All I ever wanted is to release music for my fans. And I know fans wonder what happened to Naiboi. My hand been tied for almost 2 years now. I am tired of being at the mercy of these people. I might need serious lawyers.i keep everything to myself a lot. I love music so much it hurts me. I have almost 800 songs I can't release even a single one of them."
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Otile Brown and Nadia Mukami among Musicians affected by the YouTube music purge

More questions have risen from the post as to who he could be referring to. His most recent song was Pesa, a collaborative work with comedian DJ Shiti, that was droped three months ago. His story was highlighted on Switch TV Kenya's evening show, Chatspot and so much was pointed out by the hosts, on the challenges being faced by Kenyan musicians.
 
Naiboi's plight comes at a time when strange things are happening to Kenyan artists with Otile brown losing over 190 million views on Youtube, after several of his songs were allegedly pulled down. Songstress Nadia Mukami also has some songs missing from the site raising questions as to what is really happening in the Kenyan Music Indistry. Is this confirming what Khaligraph Jones once said? Kukuwa msanii Kenya ni kujitolea....
 
Watch the Chatspot episode below...

Author: Aska Makori