I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our local artists for the hard work and creativity they’ve shown towards improving the country’s budding music industry.
A big step has been achieved, and as artists spend sleepless nights in studios working, the quality of their music has greatly improved. We also appreciate the fact that many have managed to improve their wardrobes as well as their status in the eyes of the paying public.
Four years ago or so, artists were seen frequently wrestling for public transport ‘Twegerane’ and would rock the stage in shabby and dirty clothes. But, that’s now history because many have bought cars and those who have not yet managed to buy vehicles rarely use public means. Artists are campaigning for recognition by trying as much as possible to impress their fans.
Before, the only events in the country, where music lovers were able to attend were the FESPAD celebrations and Kwita’Izina. However, today we enjoy many thrilling music extravaganzas, including local music awards.
All these new initiatives improve the quality of their music and most importantly, help local artists sell their music within the country and beyond our borders.
However, artists should not relax and think that they have achieved anything yet in their music career. Their journey is still long and more effort is needed on their part before they can call themselves music icons.