They are an amazing and an award winning group, made us dance to great tuned with Koo Koo, Milele and many more hits…The group has been entertaining for the past seven years and despite then coming to the limelight in 2014 they truly are a Kenyan musical face.
Last year the group was so silence and in a video they explain why they have not been active musically…After a year of silence and struggle in debt by Elani they narrate their troubles with MCSK with the #ElaniSpeaks openly telling how the music body successfully collects money but there mode of distribution back to the artists is not honest.
“We have been silent for a long time. After a successful year and several releases we realized that a loophole exists in the industry. A problem affecting musicians must be discussed.
The structures within the music industry in Kenya have failed the musician. Those entrusted to distribute the money which is generated by our hard work have failed us. The organizations whose sole purpose is to manage and distribute the funds that our blood, sweat and tears have created have failed us. We spent all we had to make the best music we could. We sincerely deserve to get our due.
Being a musician is a job. It is an investment. It takes an incredible amount of time, money, persistence and effort. It needs to make sense. But we are stuck in a vicious cycle where a song is played and the finances owed to the creator are stuck in a black hole that can’t quite be found. As it stands, a select few continue to siphon money that artists have worked hard to earn. The money generated disappears and finds its way into pockets that are not ours.
We are not giving our all, only to sit back and watch another person buy a new Range Rover by our sweat. So we need to change the structure.” Elani explained on their YouTube channel.
It’s about time something is done as far as MCSK is in question talking is not just enough somebody has to stand up and shout Enough!! Watch #ElaniSpeaks- Where We Have Been video below.