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Juliani Heartbroken as His Multi-Million Building Faces Demolition

Juliani says the Dandora Hip Hop City building is facing demolition for being close to the river. Photo: Juliani X.

Popular Kenyan rapper Juliani has been left heartbroken after an order was made to demolish his building.

The Dandora Hip Hop City building, in Dandora, Nairobi is facing looming demolition.

Hip Hop City has served as a community centre for youths and local artists for seven years.

Juliani who bought the building seven years ago said they have been notified of the imminent demolition.

According to the Ministry of Interior, the building is near a river.

Juliani and Hip Hop City both posted emotional statements on social media decrying the demolition order.

“Gotten word that our community centre Dandora Hip Hop City is being demolished. The whole 2-storey building. Yes, it’s close to a river. We purchased the building more than 7 years ago,” Juliani said.

Dandora Hip Hop City said they got the demolition notice as they are 30 metres close to the river.

“Speechless and sad. Got the news that our space will be demolished tomorrow, we are 30m close to the river, and we have been in existence for the last 7 years. Kindly put us in your prayers,” they said.

According to Juliani, he is a normal Kenyan who does not need much to get by.

Speaking on how he makes money, he noted that he gets gigs, consults on creative direction, does business development and performs in several concerts.

Further speaking on how he makes his money, Juliani disclosed that he is five years into a ten-year project he has been working on.

“There is Taka bank which involves creating value around waste. There is My Msanii where we are trying to facilitate creatives like artists to do more music by giving them loans against their songs and so on as well as the Dandora Hip Hop City project,” he is quoted.