Club MC Flame Ndombele said things were tough.
“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,” he said.
Celebrated MC Andy Kayz concurred with Flame Ndombele, saying the situation has been tough.
“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,” MC Andy Kayz 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,” Joe Mentro said.
Dj Dee Nosh agreed.
“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,” he said.
“It is really tough out here and the most painful thing is to see your family sleeping on empty stomachs. We have had nothing to do for the past three months or so because of the lockdown. However, as for me I have started a consultancy company, helping musicians with marketing and other stuff. In between, I do farming together with my cousins,” Dhala said.