IT appears things are falling apart at Harare’s Kenako Musik studios as its disgruntled artistes are making a beeline to Jah Prayzah’s new studios.
BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA
Sources told The Standard Style that the exodus was driven by Kenako’s failure to pay artistes on time.
The record label is credited for unearthing talent, among them hit-making producers Oskid and Dj Tamuka who have propelled several artistes to stardom with their creativity.
The Standard Style has it on good authority that among the musicians who have left Kenako and switched over to musician Jah Prayzah’s JP Studios is former resident producer Dj Tamuka, Nutty O, Taurai Mandebvu, Soul Africa and ExQ
While some of the artists were reluctant to speak about their move, DJ Tamuka who tried to be diplomatic said: “I cannot say much on that issue [leaving Kenako] as I am currently working with JP studios. Someone will call you with more information on that.”
However, the multimedia company’s boss Peter Gwaza lashed out at those who have left the record label, saying they were not patient and failed to realise his vision.
“It is unfortunate that at times people fail to notice the vision, or could it be that they might see the vision but are not patient to work towards its success,” Gwaza said.
He said the short-term mentality and “dealership approach” was not in tandem with his aim to create a billion-dollar business.
“In the process of building this industry we have people who have hazy ideas of the vision and where we are going,” Gwaza said.
“They are used to quick cash, forgetting that a billion dollar industry cannot be shaped in a dealer kind of setup, so people have come and gone.”
He said he was unfazed about the big names dumping his brand because the establishment was multifaceted and his main focus was content creation.