Spice Diana Encourages Ugandan Artists to Release More Music Despite Lockdown
27 June 2021
[Photo Credit: Spice Diana Instagram]
Celebrated Ugandan musician Spice Diana has advised fellow artists to continue releasing music despite the lockdown brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Spice Diana, judging by the Covid-19 trend around the world, it is not certain when the issue will be dealt with conclusively, therefore, artists should not sit back and stop releasing music citing the pandemic.
She further noted that anyone who takes a break now may find it difficult making a comeback when things open up.
"We don't know when this will end, and we are living each day as it comes. But this can't stop us; you can't spend the whole time mourning an stop releasing music.
"You can't decide to close shop, because this is our business. If you stop dropping songs, you will lose so much and a comeback will be very hard for you to get. Just keep pushing."
Regarding the relief fund being dispensed by the Ugandan government, Spice Diana appreciated the effort, but divulged that the money is still too little to sustain their expenses.
She called upon the government and relevant authorities to ease up the restrictions on social media so that fans can access their music digitally and earn them additional revenue.
"Money can help, however little it may be. It can save a lot. But it is still very small money that can't sustain you for the rest of the days. I don't know how they will distribute it evenly but I appreciate the help. The videos on our social media especially YouTube are helping us earn a little but still, the stage is better," Spice Diana said.