Kenyan Artiste Recalls Being Kicked Off Stage by Lucy Kibaki
Oct. 29, 2020
Davidson Ngaibuni alias DNG, narrated an unforgettable incident involving his music crew and former First Lady Lucy Kibaki during a live performance at the Uhuru Park grounds, Nairobi.
In an interview with a YouTube Channel, Cleaning The Airwaves (CTA) , on Thursday, October 29, DNG revealed how he was hauled off the stage over what the First Lady termed as indecent exposure.
The artiste, who was signed under record label Jomino, had been invited to perform at a rally organised by the Party of National Unity (PNU) to hype their campaigns during the 2007 elections.
Matters came to a head when the musician took the stage flanked by dancers and other crew to perform his hit song, shake . Unknown to the musician, the First Lady was growing restless and uncomfortable with the crew as they danced themselves lame to Shake.
It while in the middle of the performance that the First Lady ordered the security personnel to kick DNG and his team off the stage for allegedly behaving indecently.
He recalled he didn't get to finish his performance, but was paid his rightful dues and asked to leave.
"My rate card at that time was KSh50,000 per rally attended. The security officers ordered my crew to leave the stage," he said.
He noted that the strategy he employed during his live performances was meant to hype the crowd and not to tarnish PNU's image.
"In this industry, image is everything. My strategy of performing alongside my dancers, which was lauded by the crowd, was meant to bring hype and not for any other purpose," he stated.
The former First Lady was known to throw diplomacy out the window whenever someone crossed her path.
Former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara also revealed details concerning a scuffle that ensued at State House in 2007, allegedly ending up in an exchange of fists between him and Lucy Kibaki.
“She started raining blows at me. She grabbed my shirt and called me names. I tried disengaging but she held on. I slapped her hard and she fell hard on the floor,” he recalled.
“I thought someone would grab me and lock me up. They let me drive out and I sighed with relief,” Gitobu narrated.
Lucy is also remembered for storming Daily Nation offices at midnight in 2005 over a story the newspaper allegedly published, and promised to pay KTN and Standard Group Offices a similar visit the next morning.
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