I recently read Sheifunmi.net’s article on Kenny Saint Brown (KSB) and was thinking, “what’s his own?” until I clicked through to the video.
What exactly is KSB doing with her brand image? What is her message with respect to her personal brand? Is she a secular artist? Is she a gospel artist? If she is a gospel artist, shouldn’t there be brand consistency?
For example, why are the two women “gboing idi won” i.e. shaking their butts as her dancers on stage for a gospel artist? I am unclear. Also, she is quick to condemn NBC for not regulating videos of artists who have women shaking their butts in music videos much the same way her dancers are, albeit not as bad. These prior condemnations appear contradictory with her performance below and the girls on stage.
Your thoughts folks?
See an excerpt of the write up below and accompanying video.
“Sometime back we published a story with the title “Failed Gospel Musician, Kenny Saint Brown set to Launch TV Talk Show.” Soon enough, the story drew the ire of @KennySaintBest and a bunch of irrelevant goons. But English is not hard, didn’t ya’ll read the headline properly?
I actually was going to draft a factual piece to back up the story after I read all the tweets directed at @Sheifunmi.net but I was too busy laughing. I don’t see how 15 years on stage means you haven’t been a joke or a puppet since you started performing (at least in recent times). Heaven knows the only reason Funky Mama has the semblance of a career is because of the hard work of her brother.
All these years and she is still yet to choose between Gospel and Secular music. Yes, your music or style might be unique; but unique doesn’t always translate to awesome. I applaud all your hard work at trying to maintain some sort of artistic relevance but sincerely, as a Gospel Artiste, you have failed. Emphasis on Gospel artiste. The talk show is good for Galaxy TV, keep it there. You sing Jesus music but refuse to let him save you. Stop fighting; why not yield and join the choir at some Baptist Church? Using Juju to preach salvation is somewhat akin to what you are currently doing. Not being Judgmental and all, but hey what has light got to do with darkness? . . .”
Full article and tweet pictures on SheiFunmi.net
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