Covid-19 affects upcoming artists
- Sithabile Majola
Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect a lot of South Africans from different sectors in many ways.
Qiniso Shange, a young African Hip-Hop artist from Umlazi township, East Coast of Durban, is one of the young artists whose music career were put on hold due to the pandemic.
Many artists depend on gigs in order to make a living, but the lockdown means they cannot perform in events, which puts a strain on them.
Shange said covid-19 has affected him a lot because all the gigs and events that were lined up for Easter holidays before the lockdown had to be cancelled.
“I had to stop performing for a while, all my hard work went down the drain, we need money and that is why we compose music,” said Shange.
Shange, who is also a third-year Tourism student at the Durban University said that as much as he is affected by the pandemic, he is driven by love and passion for music and will not stop writing music.
He has been trying different avenues to get his music out to his fans during lockdown by posting it on his socials and streaming live.
He now gets his music across on digital platforms like Youtube, Apple music and Spotify.
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