Kenya: Lolani Kalu opens music studio

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Seasoned journalist Lolani Kalu started a music studio with the profits he received from the goodwill of Kenyans as he struggled financially.

And he urged the government to help the project by integrating its music records into the school curriculum.

“I have a working recording studio, a camera to make my recordings and also to live with. I have written a music theory book in Swahili called Mawe Saba and I would like to ask the Ministry of Education for it. ‘have music lessons in schools,’ he said.

A few months ago, the former NTV presenter opened up about his financial and health problems after abruptly quitting his job and being forced to retire to the village.

The fate of his struggles was highlighted on Twitter, forcing media personality Felix Odiwuor, aka Jalang’o, to invite him for an interview on his online TV, from where he sought the support of his fans.

Kalu said he needed sh250,000 to buy a camera and a computer to start his life.

“I would appreciate it if I could get Ksh200,000 for a camera and audio equipment and Ksh50,000 for a computer that would allow me to edit the footage I shot,” Kalu said.

Kenyans on social media joined hands to raise the proceeds for the journalist who also got a job at K24 TV.


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