Deputy President William Ruto has offered Kenyan musician Nadia Mukami a chance to lead a creatives committee set to pick an individual to join his advisory team.
In his meeting with stakeholders in the creative industry on Saturday, April 25, the DP revealed that he had a plan to incorporate creative artists in entertainment into his advisory.
The sensational musician was selected to lead a creative working team tasked with picking the individual to represent the group at the high table.
Speaking to journalists, Mukami’s manager Lydia Nyakera said that the musician was poised to do a good job based on her background in finance.
“Presently, as you know, the meeting was held yesterday, a lot is yet to be discussed. Once something is concrete, we will communicate. She is going to do well as she is a brilliant woman, and she has a background in finance,” said Nyakera.
When questioned whether Mukami would consider occupying the advisory position and represent the creatives, the manager refused to respond.
Nadia has a degree in BBA Finance from Maseno University, where she also nurtured her musical career.
Her role was revealed during Ruto’s meeting with creatives, among them Kenyan rapper Khaligraph Jones.
During the meeting, which was convened at the DP’s residence in Karen, the artists raised issues affecting them and offered to participate in ‘flattening the curve.’
Among the requests made was creating a special government fund to assist the artists during the pandemic where the government and persons of goodwill would support re-engineering the industry in digital space to facilitate online music concerts and help the industry to adapt to the new normal.
“In our meeting, we also talked about the possibility of coming up with a policy that will help do away with bureaucracy, brokers, and impediments that slow the growth of the industry,” Ruto noted.
The DP said that he acknowledges that musicians have worked hand in hand with the government, adding that he also appreciates their proposal to assist in confronting the pandemic.