- Simphiwe Dana made it known that Bamako may be the last album she ever makes
- Speaking with TshisaLIVE, Simphiwe said that music was just not working out from a financial aspect, but nothing is set in stone
- Fans were taken aback by the news as they would hate to see her leave the game
Fans of songstress Simphiwe Dana were left in awe after it was announced that she is considering leaving the music industry. Should she so decided it will only be after she drops her long-awaited album Bamako.
Speaking with TshisaLIVE, Simphiwe did confirm that nothing is set in stone at this stage. She said that she is however seriously considering the move as it is not financially sustainable.
Briefly.co.za learnt that with the Ndiredi hitmaker being a single mom, she says the instability is really not good for her anxiety levels. She went on to say that she is the type of person that gives 120% in everything she does.
With this being part of her character, it leaves no extra time to take on other ventures or expand. Simphiwe also said that she is in the process of working on a new idea that could possibly give her the financial stability that she needs.
Simphiwe did say in tweets that are now deleted, that she had no intention of learning the hard way like her counterparts Busi Mhlongo and Miriam Makeba. These musical idols of Simphiwe learnt that in South Africa there is no regard for artists.
She stated that it is important to know our history and there is no way that she will die like Busi or Miriam. She would rather take the leap and opt-out now to find green pastures in order to take care of her progeny.
Simphiwe told TshiaLIVE her love for music will never die and her ideas and thoughts were a result of the current situation South African artists find themselves in with the coronavirus outbreak that has plagued our country. She said that it is going to have an effect on musicians as they depend on public gatherings. It is a very stressful time for artists.
Calling on her fans, Simphiwe urged them to take the time to enjoy the music she has poured her soul into. Her single, Uzokhala is a good example of an upbeat song to listen to in these extremely depressing Covid-19 times.
South African artists all over Mzansi are of the same understanding that the COVID-19 virus will have a negative effect on their financial standing. Prince Kaybee and poet Lebo Mashile also spoke about the same topic.
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