- Zola 7 is unimpressed with the way things are going in the music scene in South Africa
- He feels that local talent is not appreciated while US artists are basically worshipped
- According to Zola, this is because South Africans lack patriotism
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Zola 7 is a living legend in the music industry and doesn't like what he is seeing. He has commented on the way local talent is being neglected while international - especially American - artists are adored.
He feels that South Africans lack patriotism, and this is affecting the success of local artists who do not get the kind of attention as Americans.
"The people who put content on TV and radio are grownups who feel the need to hype American comedy, music and American soapies against the creativity of South African."
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Zola added that, as a country, we don't put bread on artists' tables and they die poor.
"Then you read on the newspapers that Brown Dash died broke, Mandoza lost his R7.5 million house, two of Zola's houses got auctioned...
"It boils down to bread on the table, if you don't put me out there, my bread will become smaller."
The musician added that while the SAMPRA (South African Music Performance Rights Association) pays a lot of money to play music from American stars, locals don't get that kind of money.
Check out what Zola said in this video clip:
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Zola and Cassper Nyovest are about to smash out a hella lit collab track.
Approaching Cassper about the idea on social media, Zola casually suggested a collab track and Cass was over-amped.
Fans love the idea and cannot wait to hear the fire these two are going to bring.
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