- Mzansi celebs, including DJ Tira, L'vovo and Shimza, have reacted to Fakaza's practice of leaking music
- The celebs slammed Fakaza on social media after it leaked Cassper Nyovest's Any Minute Now album on Thursday before its official release date
- L'vovo has even asked the Department of Arts and Culture to intervene in order to stop Fakaza from leaking music
A few Mzansi musicians have taken to social media to share their views on music download service Fakaza after it leaked Cassper Nyovest's new album Any Minute Now.
Mufasa officially dropped the much-anticipated album on Friday morning, 11 September but it has emerged that the notorious website leaked the project on Thursday night.
DJ Tira, L'vovo, and DJ Shimza are just three of the country's celebs who have shared their two cents on the controversial website after it leaked the new album.
Tira accused the website of stealing from artists. He tweeted:
"F*kkkkkk Fakaza for stealing our music."
L'vovo agreed with his fellow Durban musician. The star even asked government to intervene in the matter following the leak of Any Minute Now. L'vovo tweeted:
"We need to work together and defeat piracy/streaming services for exploiting the arts! Government needs to come to the party, we are suffering! If people can buy take-aways they can buy music. It serves the same purpose! Music heals, entertains and music is valuable! Respect arts!"
L'vovo also asked the Department of Arts and Culture to step in.
"Kanti when does Arts and Culture step in? Actually what does it do for the culture? Maybe the whole damn thing needs to be closed down coz it does nothing for us! In SA you have to fight to be listened to, if you cry and ask nicely no one pays attention!"
He further proposed that South African laws must restrict and regulate music streaming services.
DJ Shimza also weighed in and asked tweeps to stop supporting Fakaza because it takes away from the artist involved.
In other music news, Briefly.co.za reported that Andile Mpisane has bagged two international music awards nominations and the whole of Mzansi is confused. Social media users have shared that they don't even know his song and some tweeps have shared that they don't even know who Andile is.
Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela recently shared on Twitter that Andile's single Umcimbi has been nominated in the Best New Independent African Artists and Best New Male Independent African Music Video categories at the 4th Annual Hollywood African Prestigious Awards.
Mzansi tweeps flooded Phil's comment section with mixed reactions to the news. Peeps claimed that they don't know who Andile is. The star is the son of flamboyant businesswoman and reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize. Andile is a Gqom artist.
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