They said that if Jamaicans loved Africa as much as they claim to, why do they charge more to perform in their “motherland” than they do to perform in the West.
The irate artists were referring to artists such as Beenie Man, Mr Vegas, Capleton, Elephant Man and others.
Music promoter and manager, Robert Zhuwao, said:
“Why is it that whenever I invite these artists to our continent, we get charged more than Europe? Africa is the slowest growing economy and Africa is the slowest developer in the world so where do you expect Africans to get the exorbitant fees you charge us. Why overcharge your home and family? It is hypocrisy at its worst; don’t sing about Africa being your motherland and rip off Africans in the process.”
Reggae-dancehall star Mic Inity also took heed of the observation before calling for a policy that ensures that when foreign stars come, they are mandated to collaborate with an artist from the host country.
This, Mic Inity argued, would improve the quality of local music and at the same time boost their image in the international music scene.Post published in: Entertainment