Kenya: Lolani Kalu opens a music studio

Veteran journalist Lolani Kalu set up a music studio with income he received from well-meaning Kenyans when he was in financial trouble.

And he urged the government to help the project by absorbing his music records into the school curriculum.

“I have an operational recording studio, a camera to make my recordings and also to live on. I have written a music theory book in Swahili called Mawe Saba and I would like to request the Ministry of Education to have it in music schools lessons,” he said.

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

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

Kalu said he needed 250,000 shillings to buy a camera and a computer to start his life.

“I would appreciate if I could get Kshs 200,000 for a camera and audio equipment and Kshs 50,000 for a computer that would allow me to edit the footage I shot,” Kalu said.

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