Gospel and Secular artists have been cautioned to be keen when dealing with politicians. Popular Kamba gospel artist Stephen Kasolo called upon the artists to avoid politicians who will only promise things by word of mouth instead of going for written agreements or contracts.
The famous ‘Kitole’ hit song maker warned artists to be careful to avoid being used to campaign for politicians who will later dump them after the campaign when they win political seats.
“Artists let’s not accept to be used by politicians for their interests and later dump us without us benefiting from them. I’m speaking as an artist and as a politician because I will be contesting for Member of County Assembly (MCA),” he said.
Kasolo added that the artists should avoid politicians who are not ready to add value and improve their lives.
“If a politician’s motive is not to help you from your current status to a better status leave them and let’s pray for them because it is good to also support them as it is written in the bible in Romans 13 that Leadership comes from God but don’t support someone with your whole heart because politicians can frustrate you easily.”He added.
The county governments were also called upon to ensure that they nurture talents at the grassroots by organizing workshops and talent searches because artists have a huge following and trust from the public more than the politicians.
Artists have played a role in educating the community and many politicians take advantage of their huge following and use them to persuade the mass but later on they dump them after winning the election.