- AKA has opened up about not being able to make an income for the past five months due to the Covid-19 pandemic
- Supa Mega said he has not been able to perform, tour or sell his product for the past five months
- The rapper suggested that other artists, who are not "privileged" like him, are struggling financially during this difficult time
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AKA has taken to social media to open up about his financial struggles amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The star said he has a team of people who rely on him to make ends meet.
He opened up about not being able to perform, tour and sell his product. This means that the star has gone for the past five months without an income.
Supa Mega said while he might be "privileged", the same cannot be said for other artists. Briefly.co.za has seen so many Mzansi artists open up about their financial struggles since government imposed lockdown regulations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. AKA tweeted:
"I have a team of people who rely on me, I can’t perform, I can’t sell my product and I cant tour. While I might be privileged, the same cannot be said for so many artists and start ups in this country who have gone for 5 months without income."
Some of Mega's fans have taken to his comment section to react to his post.
"And it's sad that no one is talking about them, people just sympathize with artists and forget about the team behind that artist. Thank you for bringing this up Mr Forbes."
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"The magnitude of your situation is unbearable. God bless you for keeping your team and paying them in these difficult times."
"It's sad. It's bad. It's heavy. It's depressing."
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In other news related to AKA, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA is not at all impressed with the Covid-19 relief money given to artists.
The rapper took to social media and said that he would not be grateful for pennies. Artists receive a grant of R2 200 while the unemployed receive only R350.
AKA has taken to social media to blast the government for offering artists R2 200 per month in relief from the pandemic. The rapper believes that the money is too little and no one can guilt trip him into appreciating pennies.
Minister Nathi Mthethwa recently announced that the government would give creatives R2 200 a month for the next three months.
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