Mugithi performance in Kenya is becoming a serious career upon which those who can manage to play the guitar can rely on, to put a plate of food on the table.
Gone are the days when mugithi musicians were taken as mere jokers who had nothing else to do with their ‘miserable lives’.
With this reality in mind, in recent years we have seen mugithi musicians sprout up and now they are all over our TV and radio airwaves as well as our social media space as they try to grab our attention.
Amount Of Money Samidoh Charges For A Single Event
Multiple sources say samidoh charges anything between Sh150,000 and Sh300,000 for a club preformance and appearances and the rates tend to drop a little or rise depending on the type of client according to most agency representatives and promoters we spoke to. Last year, he held his US tour, performing in over 20 concerts and reportedly coming back home Sh 6 million richer after the two-month stay abroad.
“I always perform with my band throughout the week. My set is always a live one with a band of about 4 people. Towards the weekend, I tend to raise the rates because the demand for my services is always high,”