DJs and MCs are among some of the people who are finding it difficult to make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and shows no signs of rescinding, Daily News reports.
3 professional MCs that spoke to the publication all said they were struggling to make ends meet:
I was born an entertainer and my life was hinged solely on that. My job involves crowds; I have been reduced to a beggar as I have nothing to do. I have made a name in the industry and some of my fans are helping me pay rent and buy food, among other basics. Initially we thought the lockdown would not be long but it seems it is here to stay. I am leaving everything to God.
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Another MC speaking to the publication also said;
It has been hard; extremely difficult for us to reach our audiences as well as practice our craft. As a resolution, we have increased our strategies and efforts towards digital interaction. As entertainers we are developing live shows on various platforms, especially social media like Facebook
Club DJs also said they were suffering the same fate with MCs as 2 different DJs said:
We are grounded and we have nothing to do. The situation is very bad for DJs. As for me I am trying to make ends meet by selling and repairing mobile phones and laptops among other electrical gadgets but this type of business cannot be compared to showbiz. Things are really bad.
Entertainment is on hold just like any other business. As a DJ I am grounded with no gigs or other events. As a promoter, I am facing the same situation, no gigs, no money since March. But, however, though it is tough for us, we thank God for the savings we made before the lockdown.
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