The Gĩkũyũ music sub-industry has been growing in leaps and bounds over the years. The growth of the vernacular radio stations has helped grow the popularity of Gĩkũyũ music across many parts of the country. The foundations of modern Gĩkũyũ music can be traced to the post-independence use of the accordion. Combining it with the karing’aring’a, musicians such as Wanganangu and HM Kariuki used the accordion to belt out Gĩkũyũ tunes that are to this day a key part of the Gĩkũyũ music story. Benga would later form basis of Gĩkũyũ music as pioneered by the likes of Joseph Kamaru. This set the foundation for the now vibrant Gĩkũyũ music industry.
The growth of the industry has in turn inspired the growth in distribution channels; Gĩkũyũ FM and TV stations, music stores and concerts across the country. The popularity of the songs has not been limited to radio listeners, but also spreads into the digital space where some of these musicians command a huge Facebook following on their fan pages as well as high Youtube views. The internet has been a catalyst that has seen the Gĩkũyũ music scene transcend geographical barriers within and outside Kenya.
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