Nay wa Mitego Discourages Tanzanian Artistes from Hosting Free Shows
15 January 2021
[Photo Credit: Nay wa Mitego]
By Branice Nafula
Renowned Tanzanian Hip-hop artiste Nay wa Mitego has come out to admonish fellow artists for hosting free shows, claiming that it is killing the local music industry.
Speaking during a recent interview Nay noted that most of the shows that have been happening in the country have been free, therefore messing artistes who rely on ticket money.
“Show za bure zinaffect industry yetu. Unajua mziki wetu tayari ukua na matobo. Sisi Hatuuzi album. Saizi watu wanajaribu kuuza album lakini si kama zamani. Nyimbo zenyewe zinasalia kwenye mitandao sasa mapato yake iko chini .Niseme inaaffect kwani kuwazoesha mashabiki kuingia show bure ina maana kuwa ukitaka show ya kulipia hakuna atakaye taka kuja kwani atakua ashazoea bure…” he said in part.
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Although he did not mention the specific shows, many speculate that Nay was referring to the Wasafi records media tours that have been happening across the country in the past month.
The tour dubbed ‘Tumewasha’ is aimed at appreciating fans for supporting the Wasafi franchise.
Despite several artists coming out to discourage free shows, the Wasafi team still has a number of shows lined up including a mega one slated for January 30th in Dar es Salaam.
A part from Wasafi, Konde Music Worldwide led by Harmonize also had free shows.