Veteran rapper Paul Julius Nunda aka Jua Cali slammed comedian Timothy Kimani Ndegwa, popularly known by his stage name Njugush, over his performance in Australia.
Njugush, who is on a tour of Australia, was trolled after a video of him struggling to crack up the audience in the island nation went viral on social media.
“Njugush ni boy wangu but hakuna comedian hapo, not funny at all,” Jua Cali said while laughing at a video of Njugush struggling to crack jokes as the audience in Australia remained silent like water in a pot.
This statement got him a lot of backlash from the public and people ended up coming for his craft as a musician.
The musician has put out a statement apologizing for his statements and said that he is a huge fan of stand-up comedy.
“Nimekua a huge Fan of StandUp comedy as an art form ever since nione the great Richard Pryor kwa ma Video tapes hii ni kitambo. Then Eddie Murphy came along killed it on the standUp stage….”
Jua Cali then compared the art of comedy to music in the essence of comedians can’t repeat a joke, unlike music whereby a song can be repeated over and over.
” …Standup comedian has to have a huge team of dope writers ndio special ikue na structure, examples of dope writers wale nawajua ni YY na Butita(Iam the one who encouraged @eddiebutita to do 1hr specials when we were on a flight to Dubai a few yrs back)…”
The gengetone artist went on to further explain the art of stand-up comedy and he said that as a stand-up comedian, you need a team to assist you.
“Fans wa Njugush na Njugush poleni sana kama hio tweet ilicome out harsh hio haikua intention napenda Skits za Njugush ni vile tu StandUp ni ballgame ingine noma but polepole with practice NJUGUSH will become one of the Greats, let’s come together StandUp ni artform inataka patience na a lot of resources kama tu music industry but done right hapo kuna doe kuruka!!!”
He went on ahead to give examples of some of the great stand-up comedians of all time that people who are aiming to join the industry can look up to.
The young man went on to apologize to the fans of Njugush and say that he meant no harm with his statement.
Then went on to add that the comedian can do better if he keeps on practicing his stand-up comedy as it is a skill not done overnight.