The Star (Nairobi)

27 March 2014

Kenya: I Have No Beef With Ogopa - Kenzo

AFTER finding a new camp, R&B singer Kenzo, insists that there is no bad blood between him and record house Ogopa Deejays.

In January this year, Kenzo was among a group of other Ogopa-signed artistes, whose contracts were abruptly and controversially terminated by the stable. Negotiations between him and the label failed to resolve the contentious issues prompting him to seek solace elsewhere.

"I am now a freelance artiste currently working with Maich Blaq. However, I will be releasing all the pending singles previously done by Ogopa. We just failed to agree on some issues and I decided it was my time to move on. I have respect for Ogopa, since it has been my home for six years. It gave me an opportunity to grow as an artiste and I will always be thankful. I have no bad blood with the label especially now that I am freelancing," he told Word Is.

The Mama Milka hit maker added, "I want to establish proper management for my work. I already have a manager and with experienced producer Maich Blaq, I believe my fans will be hearing and seeing more from me than before. I only managed three videos during my six-year stay at Ogopa, but I don't regret. The label was managing so many other artistes and that also contributed to the conviction that it was time for me to leave."

Singers Avril, Colonel Mustafa and Marya were among the artistes whose contracts were terminated by the production house.

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