GOVERNOR’S PRESS UNIT
Bungoma county government will partner with leading recording labels in the country to set up a music production studio for local artist in Bungoma, Governor Lusaka has revealed.
Speaking on Sunday while meeting musicians from Bungoma who paid him a courtesy call at his Kamukuywa home, Lusaka said that the production studio will bring a huge financial relief to local artists who endure long distances and face many financial challenges while seeking to record their music outside the county.
He assured them of County’s support in nurturing talents and promotion of local content.
Lusaka regretted that while musicians play a crucial role in society by even campaigning for politicians,most of them died poor.
“It is unfortunate that while most of you are famous you never live your name, I want to change this narrative,” said Lusaka.
He said he will ensure economic empowerment to musicians by ensuring they are also beneficiaries of tenders in the county.
“We want you to empower you economically so that you can engage in businesses that will help you as you soldier on with music,” Lusaka said.
Present were renowned Musicians Micah Wanyenje, Wabwile Barasa, Steve Kay among others.
They had decried of being left out by the county government despite playing a crucial role in their campaigns and the entertainment part.