Celebrated Comedian Felix Odiwuor popularly known as Jalang’o has offered an advice to Kenyan Artists who have lost their sources of income within Nairobi County due to Covid-19 regulations issued by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The Kiss FM Presenter has advised the Artists affected to find means of leaving Nairobi County which is part of the Covid-19 zoned area and seek their living in other parts of the country that have relaxed regulations.
In his statement, Jalang’o noted that many artists had lost their source of livelihoods and advised them to leave Nairobi and explore opportunities in towns outside the five-zoned-counties.
“We have places opened and operating in Mombasa, Kisumu, Kisii, Kericho, Malindi. Just plan and go! They need your talent. Book your events out of Nairobi,” Jalang’o stated.
The Media personality noted that well-established artists had their houses closed due to rent arrears and many had fallen into depression due to lacking an income.
The radio presenter also advised the artists to start small in the less established towns and also go to small gigs to make a living.
“Go accept the small pay, small gigs, and build a new audience! Eldoret, Kitale, Kakamega, Busia are all opened. Just go,” Jalang’o said.
He further advised the artists to abserve the Covid-19 protocols so as not to spread the disease in the less affected counties.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta had directed that bars, hotels, restaurant and other entertainment places be closed by 8 p.m. which greatly affected the hospitality and entertainment industry.