Suzanna Owiyo is pissed off!
The Afro-fusion artiste recently shared her opinion about CORD’s anti-IEBC protests on Twitter – and one user did not approve of it.
The spat began when Suzanna Owiyo tweeted: “There’s a big difference saying #BanCORDProtests behind a keyboard with the reality on the ground. Protest is legal by law and should be peaceful.”
A Twitter user then asked her to pull down the post arguing the singer represents Kenyans of all political affiliations.
“Suzanna Owiyo delete this tweet or you will lose your respect madam… as in for sure you are a Kenyan artist not a CORD artist,” wrote the social media user.
Clearly worked up, Suzanna Owiyo retorted: “What respect? For speaking my mind! Address this to your preferred caliber of artists. For your info, I’m a Kenyan.”
Still not gratified, Suzanna furthered her rant to Facebook and strongly defended her logic.
“What happens on Twitter remains on Twitter but not any more! First let me take this opportunity to condole with the families, friends who’ve lost their loved ones in the ongoing IEBC protests. May their souls RIP. This morning I came across a trending hashtag #BanCordProtest of which I shared my views on my timeline. Does it mean that as an artist/musician, one is not entitled to speak his/her mind! And if you do, people are quick to judge your political stand, one has gone ahead to label me Cord Artist! I will simply put it this way;-
Suzanna Owiyo continued: “Issues of social/ political concerns affects each and every one of us. It knows no gender, tribe nor religion. I will not stop airing my views when need be. Remember it’s your democratic right to support or not to support IEBC protests. I respect your opinion likewise respect mine too. You may want me to sing a song for peace as one indicated I go back to studio! Then what! Will that help cool the tempers! If our leaders are not willing to dialogue, my so called “peaceful song” may just end up in a trash can!”
Adding: “Every Kenyan, above 18 yrs holds a voting card irrespective of their party affiliation – a card that allows you to elect leaders of your choice. If you are a true Kenyan and believe in a better Kenya, Let us look at this issue soberly. I am a concerned musician because if Kenya burns, the whole country burns!”