Musicians in Kenya will be smiling to the bank after a proposed law is passed in parliament. The law sponsored by Homa bay women representative Gladys Wanga seeks to have Musicians earn over 52 percent of all revenue from Skiza.
Currently Musicians in Kenya using the Skiza Platform earn a total of 40 percent of revenue from the platform. However this revenue share has not be enlisted in law. It is based on an understanding between the royalties collectors and Safaricom.
Skiza as a platform has helped a lot of voice content creators earn an extra buck in this economy. According to a popular artist. The money he earned from Skiza in the year 2020 to 2021 has been sustaining him.
The music industry was worst hit by the covid 19 after the government cancelled all public events. According to the artist the revenue was able to sustain him and his extended family who depend on him.
After the pandemic hit the country. The government cancelled major public rallies and events. Most artist gained their money through this events or shows. However a blessing in disguise for artists as Kenyans spent most times in calls and videos. Their revenue was able to increase in a small margin but it cushioned them against the effects of the pandemic.
A popular Comedian named Eric Omondi has been trying to address various issues that affect artists in the country. His efforts have been downplayed by some of the artists he is trying to fight for.