- Music legend, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, gave up and coming artists a little advice.
- She said that Mzansi musicians never make it big, majority of them die poor as we do not support our own artists enough.
- Yvonne stated that her success and lengthy career has been due to the fact that she has stayed on top of everything.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an internationally recognised singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, humanitarian and teacher. Her amazing career in which she has achieved so much spans over a period of 30 years. Speaking to TshiLIVE, Yvonne says she is adamant to say focused on the job at hand, which is the fact that musicians are still dying not having made enough money.
She is of the opinion that African artists work their entire lives but still die poor.
Appreciation for Yvonne is something a musician should never take for granted. She says that they are not yet uhuru and with them not having the freedom the struggle carries on.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the problem on the African continent is that musicians do not receive the appreciation they deserve resulting in them dying paupers. She went on to say that there are the few that make the effort to appreciate them but the time has come for them to do it for themselves!
Yvonne said that the time is right for all African artists to stand fast and fight for the recognition they so rightly deserve. She says that their music is to be used to spread information and can also be used as their weapon in order to deal with their liberation struggle.
Keep Looking At Me, is The Princess Of Africa’s latest release. She says that when she is making music she is enjoying life to the fullest.
Her secret to longevity is to stay true to yourself and knowing who you are. Yvonne says that she knows exactly who she is and that there is only one of her. She continues to say that when you know who you are you will never be what you are not supposed to be!
The singer states that she has not experienced low points in her career. She says that the reason for that is that she is always in control of what happens regarding her career. The proof is in the fact that after 33 years, she is still performing the way she wants to.
She has always done things her way whether it be when to record, when to release an album or when to perform and she is content that she has done things her way.
Yvonne says that should she die tomorrow her family will be financially stable. She would also ask God to reincarnate her as the exact same person she is today.
She is spiritually and financially secure and this does make her happy. When interacting with the youth, Yvonne always tries to teach them this lesson.
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