The Ekegusii music industry is slowly vanishing due to the upcoming music genres but King Kid, a Kisii based popular Afro-pop musician, has been one of the shining artists in Gusiiland.
King Kidd whose real name is Brian Momanyi, has brought Kisii music industry into the limelight through his hard work and determination.
The artist who is a third-year criminology student at Kisii University has recorded various single and collabo hits under ‘Syn City Music label’ which is a student based studio at Kisii University.
His showcasing of the various beauty spots of Kisii university and town at large in his videos has attracted a lot of attention and views from the locals.
Moreover, he has been celebrated by Kisii university students for his endless efforts in ensuring he gives his best during the university’s functions.
“King Kidd is the best artist we recognise here. He has all it takes to be a performer. After all, he has swag,” said Kate Muraya, a great fan.
With his creativity in song-writing and investing in video shooting, he has won several awards including the 2017 Kisii male artist of the year award.
“My music is more of selling the aesthetic value Kisii university and county to the people of Kenya because am proud of my home county. I do Afro-pop and ghipuka genre,” King Kid said on Saturday.
The ‘beautiful nana’ hit singer has shared the performance stage with international artists including the Kenyan-Nigerian based musician Victoria Kimani during her previous tours in Kisii.
“The county government should invest in promoting its local musician for the growth of the county in the competitive world of entertainment. So far the university has supported its artists,” he said.
Kisii county government is yet to set aside funds to support the music industry in the county.