Singer Brian Temba has slammed those who look to artists to perform for free during times of crisis, only to ignore them when everything goes back to normal. The star has been in the industry for over 20 years and has seen a lot of how the industry has changed over the years.
So while many organisations have reached out to artists to help them raise funds during Covid-19 pandemic, Brian has warned them to have the same energy when things start looking up.
“It’s interesting that people call you for projects to sing for free, especially when there’s an occasion of distress, but when there’s paying projects, they don’t even think of you! Skip me with that s**t! Ngkhathele.
He said enough is enough and he can no longer stay silent. We always keep quiet and say yes that cool, not anymore! Pay me for my work. I’m a singer. I have worked hard for this.
The singer and producer has been outspoken during the Covid-19, last week calling out people in China who reportedly banned Africans from their stores. He called on the president to intervene in the matter.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address South Africans on what they can expect in the coming weeks as the lockdown end date approaches. Ramaphosa is expected to ease the lockdown restrictions. Politicians and experts have agreed that the lockdown has slowed the rate of infection within the population.
But there are also warnings that life as we know it, cannot resume immediately. On Tuesday, Ramaphosa announced an extraordinary R500-billion support package to stimulate the economy and protect millions of South Africans from hunger and social distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more