K24 TV anchor Betty Kyalo appears to have swallowed more that she could chew after featuring in a music video by Khaligraph Jones, in which the musician refixes his ‘Stick’ song.
While the TV siren appears to be determined in dancing to the musician’s racy lines, which we cannot repeat here and can only leave it to your discretion to listen in (check video below), she is clearly smitten and even blushes like a village girl, as one critic put it.
In recent days, there have been complaints by Kenyan musicians that the media, especially FM radio stations, are not doing enough to promote Kenyan music, which has been dismissed offhand.
Milele FM’s Jalang’o accused them of being unprofessional, citing the manner they approach sponsorship deals and their unappreciative nature when they are given platforms to showcase their work.
While Kyalo may have been out to boost Khaligraph’s rating, it backfired badly if reactions, including from fellow media personalities are anything to go by.
For Ken Odero, it was a desperate attempt by Kyalo to remain relevant in the wake of a competitive media scene. He, however, added that in agreeing to feature in an X*****d audio video, she ended up denting her brand.
Others said the video is demeaning to women.
Editor’s note: The video is about a man preparing his flame for what to expect behind closed doors or whenever they meet, including at an airport.
“In this clip, Betty Kyalo is giggling – Like a village teenager, being seduced by the boy who just acquired his 1st black mamba bicycle – from the nonsense being spewed by Kaligraph. Our media is so much in deficit of content that some of our journalists would do anything as long as it seems to be trending. As a content creator, I understand that it is not easy to keep up with the audience and the flow of information in this country. But again, at what point do you allow, you as a brand to be pulled down to this level? And what about the brand you represent? This is a big problem we have with celebrity journalists in this country. Or need I say news readers who have no clue what it is they are doing. Sometimes, I ask who helped the tortoise up that tree! Drops that Mic,” wrote Odero.
Here are other reactions:
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I’m sOrRY BuT i cAnNOt tAKe BeTTy kYaLO sERiouSLy aFTeR tHaT pic.twitter.com/ffwfOznabe
— Chris (@X_ChrisM) January 11, 2019
Incidentally, the video emerged in the week, Kyalo, whose past relationships with NTV anchor Dennis Okari and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho ended in drama, told Parents Magazine that she was cautious falling in love again and that she would not seek to marry a celebrity again.
“I have met so many nice guys but I’m still hesitant because of my past experience. I am being intentionally patient just to get someone who I feel ideal for me and not a celebrity,” she told the family publication.
However, there are critics who said they appreciate such music with some noting Kenyan FM stations play Western R&B music that contains even more vulgar language.