Being one of the top Kenyan music producers, Cedo seeks to revolutionize the music industry in Kenya. He stated this during an interview on breakfast with the stars on Kiss Fm this morning where he was hosted by Adelle Onyango and Shaffie Weru.
Cedo is the guy behind such great hits as ‘Mungu Pekee’ by Nyashinski, and one begins to see how true his statement is.
The acclaimed music producer has a great tip for those interested in producing great hits.
Here’s what you need to do
- Get a formal education but go further, because the basics is not enough.
- Make sure you get hands on experience on how to make a hit, understand the psychology of music, and how to transform the sound of the streets into a mind blowing club banger.
In mid 2015, the intuitive and talented producer Cedo together with Sauti Sol came up with a grand concept that was meant to promote the music industry in Kenya. This concept centered around building studios in different parts of the country to produce music from the roots of Kenya.
However when this concept was presented to the President in Mombasa, the group did not get any feedback for over a year only for their idea to be launched by a foreign musician in Machakos on Friday last week.
Kenyans have taken to social media to express outrage at the decision by the government to work with foreign musicians to launch a project which many say the Jamaicans don’t understand.
Cedo has joined the list of celebs and Kenyans questioning the rationale of the government. Cedo pointed out that it would have been more efficient and effective if the Kenyan industry players launched and ran the studio Mashinani concept since they know the business and Kenyan market better.
That being said, the creative and brilliant producer Cedo took everyone by surprise when he revealed that aside from the music, he is also a lawyer. “I attended Kenya School of Law while in college” He continued; “My parents did not let me pursue music production and they had good reason to do so,” he claimed. However today he follows his passion which is producing music and urges Kenyan artists to produce music for the Kenyan industry and by the Kenyan industry.