The Star (Nairobi)

7 January 2013

Kenya: Fans Blast Ringtone On Social Media

Gospel artiste Ringtone was on the receiving end of his fans' wrath on Saturday evening over something he posted on his Facebook page.

Ringtone had posted a photo of a white female fan claiming she had asked him to marry her.

"I met this lady in Nairobi city CBD she told me she loves my music and would like to get married to me but I refused and told her if she wants to be my wife she has to sell all her wealth and give to the poor then come to be my wife," read the post. This did not go well with most of his fans, with most describing him as "vain and conceited."

"I find you so immature another stunt after the MP thing that has brought your shortcomings to sharp focus, stick to music," Eric Ombega wrote.

" You are a very selfish person I've ever seen or heard. Can you sell your wealth for the poor? You want her to do so that you can dump her as soon as she gives you all the money, this goes to all women out there to be very careful," Joyce Mghoi said.

On realising that he had offended his fans, Ringtone apologised claiming that the post was a joke.

"I'm very sorry to all those people the post has hurt. You are my fans and supporters, I can never want to hurt you. I was only trying to make a joke which I thought will be funny but I have realised it offended you."

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