Kenya’s Fandit is new crowd-funding platform aimed at helping artists to raise money and stay afloat as they do thier day to day businesses. The crowd-funding platform allows artists to create projects and offer and put them up for sale to raise funds for their new albums, video or photo shoots, publish a book, orgainze concerts among others.
Developed by Chris Ouma and Michael Otieno, Fandit allows artists to connect with their fans, share their songs, andask for feedbackfromthem instantly. Artists can also use the platform to share invitations, give backstage passes to a concert or simply ask their fans to attend an album listening party or even dinner with them.
The platform also helps artists raise funds to projects that resonate to them. Upcoming artists can also get deals from the site such as music production, audio recording, video shoots to concert management among others. Though the platform is a good idea, we are not sure how the fans will be compensated in case an artist’s prject flops even after they contributed.