If you’re not in the know, let me bring you up to speed, there is an ongoing beef between continent’s biggest boyband, Sauti Sol, and Eastlands finest – King Kaka.
Just when it looked like they would soon bury the hatchet, the quartet have called the ‘Ligi Soo’ hitmaker a “lukewarm artiste signing lukewarm acts”.
“I’m being a man here. I’m saying to Sauti Sol, I’m a fan. They have gone to BET, MTV… heck, I have even voted for them a couple of times, but what do they have to show apart from the trophies?” Kaka Sunguch wondered loudly.
King Kaka who is the CEO at Kaka Empire, said: “Inanishangaza niko hapa na work and watu wanne wanaongelea mtu mmoja. I don’t refute that they are the number one music brand in Kenya, but power yao wamefanyia nini? The moment you share power you become powerful. Hold someone’s hand publicly like Diamond Platnumz is doing for Rayvanny, Lavalava and Rich Mavoko. It is the only way the industry can grow. You cannot grow solo.”
Asked during an interview with the Star‘s Word Is, if he would ever hop inside a booth together with Sauti Sol if he got a chance to chuck a collaborative track with them, at least to end their beef, the Swahili emcee snapped.
“Sineed hiyo collabo yao,” King Kaka said. Which means he doesn’t need a collab with them.
“The fact that me, a boy from Eastlands, managed to sign a big act from Tanzania [Rich Mavoko], who was a top artiste even then… Our mode of operation is hinged on growth and cannot grow without starting something. Without Kaka Empire, we wouldn’t know Femi One or get to hear Tippy Toe.” He noted.