Some Bulawayo artists are reportedly complaining that entertainment promoters in the city are preferring to bring artists from Harare to engaging local artists. They are accusing the promoters of sidelining them.
Said prominent artist Majahawodwa “Jeys Marabini” Ndlovu:
They say charity begins at home, someone cannot choose to give money to people from outside Bulawayo when there are a lot of young artistes who need that support for them to rise to fame. I personally wouldn’t give money to a total stranger before I give my family first, I would make sure my family has enough of the exact thing I’m about to give someone else.
Promoting according to local artistes means that a promoter should be someone who has love and passion for the locals. There are many local artistes who lack motivation, due to lack of support since promoters want to deal with those other town artistes who are already established
Bulawayo musician Asaph said they get more shows outside Bulawayo than inside it.
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