No love for local arts: Mannex

Former Bootkin Clan and Transit Crew lead vocalist, Emanuel “Mannex” Motsi, said local celebrities are not receiving their dues because the people do not appreciate them.

“I don’t know what has to happen for Zimbabweans to appreciate and love our art and promote it. Right now as we are the most educated country in Africa. We still can’t see how much income Zimbabwean artists and their musical performances could generate for the whole country,” he said.

Mannex further said it was even more disappointing to see promising artists giving up on their dreams.

“It saddens me when I see my fellow artists giving up because they can’t sustain the average income needed to survive in this business,” he said.

Mannex’s sentiments have been echoed by urban grooves sensation, Trevor Dongo, who said Zimbabweans did not appreciate local celebrities.

Several artists such as Jamal of the “Kurwizi” fame, Jusa Mpostori, Betty Makaya, Nasty Tricks, Kuligan and Kalabash are some of the artists who have been pushed out of the industry after failing to make a living.

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