Our Expenses Huge, The Government Should Support Us. – MzVee
19 August 2020
By Naliaka Kitui
Ghanaian female artiste MzVee has called upon the government to offer support to musicians especially during this era of covid-19 pandemic.
The call for government help was made during an interview on Saturday the 15th August 2020 with Nana Kwesi Asare on the Big Show on Class91.3FM. According to Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, popularly known by her stage name as MzVee, most musician are suffering some setbacks because of the corona virus outbreak
“I have had some few gigs, I have been paid for, so, that’s lucky for me but what about the rest. And I don’t know what the government is trying to do about that because at the end of the day, we [entertainers] are the people who keep life going in this country”.
“And we are always entertaining people, we are always playing free shows for people, doing free endorsement for people but it is a time where we are struggling and there’s no help coming in like that for us”, she said.
She further added that, it did not matter how luxurious the lives of artistes have been in the past, the still need help since their main source of income has been stalled by the pandemic.
“They [government] should still support because the money cannot stay the same forever, money comes and goes and we keep spending and our expenses are actually a lot and we spend on videos, we spend a lot of money just on a single video, it’s a lot of money; we spend on keeping up appearances because it is show business, so, we spend a lot to get back all we get.
“So, right now, things are not going on so well, so, they [government] should not think that there is money around, so, they [government] need to support the artistes”.
Mean while, the artiste is currently working to promote her new single dubbed Baby, in addition to working on releasing a new gospel song featuring Kofi Kinaata.