Kenyans on Twitter forced Netflix Kenya to drop DJ Fish and replace him with the fellow countryman DJ Afro Amigos.
If Netflix made a Segment exclusively for DJ AFRO movie Streams, they will definitely get clients even from my village. So many people like DJ Afro movies even in this City. They just don't admit it in public. 🤣
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) October 19, 2021
Kenyans on Twitter had suggested that Netflix should contract James Muigai, alias Dj Afro, to commentate on their films. This comes after Netflix Kenya released a brief video of DJ Fish describing one of their movies that would be available on the Kenyan free plan.
Our favourite DJ ako na story za Extraction. Lakini habari ni ile ile, ukitaka ku #FreeTheWholeStoro jionee mwenyewe for free! Download, login and start watching for free! #NetflixKenya pic.twitter.com/ziMLCWUaD3
— Netflix Kenya (@NetflixKE) October 4, 2021
Nonetheless, Kenyans on Twitter voiced their displeasure with the DJ’s remarks, accusing him of impersonating Dj Afro.
If It's not DJ Afro… can't watch it.
— Cyrus Kariuki🇰🇪 (@KariukiCyruz) October 4, 2021
Wakenya wameamua it is either Dj Afro ama wahamie showmax.
Netflix be wise!
— Nelson Ndungu (@neil_sawn) October 4, 2021
After uproar from the Kenyans on Twitter, Netflix Kenya was forced to drop Kenyan DJ Fish and replaced him with DJ Afro Amigos.
— Netflix Kenya (@NetflixKE) October 19, 2021
Dj Afro is one person who invented his own art. He started doing movie commentatorship as a joke and this ended up being one of the greatest things he ever did to Kenyans and to himself.
Here are the reactions of KOT on DJ Afro amigos’ gig
Nooo this is now shitty.
— JuicyWrld. (@JuicyWorld999_) October 19, 2021
Mutua once wanted to finish Dj Afro claiming copyright issues kosokoso. Now Dj Afro is on Netflix and deputy jesus is jobless.
— Kamba☢ (@_kambas) October 19, 2021
DJ Afro did what he does best and remained consistent and Netflix noticed him… sometimes you don't have to adopt to the world, sometime the world has to adopt to you.
— Billy The GOAT (@_CrazyNairobian) October 19, 2021
Watching a Hollywood blockbuster movie interpreted by DJ Afro is also another form of mental illness!!!
— Bullet_🚴♀️🚴♀️🚴♀️🇰🇪 (@ButterBullet_) October 19, 2021
I almost recommended it to all Kenyan film makers, @InfoKfcb and @kenyafilmcomm but thought otherwise.
Dj afro anaeza promote Kenyan films within Kenya ,,, making sophisticated films and also having a dubbed version for the locals inaeza market our own content within. But…… .
— BIG♎WICH (@pach_jahome) October 19, 2021
DJ Afro to the world. I'm sure Netflix did market research and realized the Kenyan content scene has unique nuances that they can leverage to enrich their entertainment catalogue https://t.co/Q2gSMOKzgW
— Jobl3ss Hack3r (@Hack3rJobl3ss) October 19, 2021
How it started vs How it is going….
Deputy Jesus vs DJ Afro…. pic.twitter.com/lu1HPX5xCD
— mmnjug™ (@mmnjug) October 19, 2021
Do you think hiring DJ Afro is a correct appeal from KOT that Netflix had to absorb?