- Actress Baby Cele believes that the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the industry negatively in so many ways and it may takes years to recover
- Baby said that artists in Mzansi are running out of ideas to fix the situation and it is painful
- The actress also dragged the government for not being able to help artists when they have the funds available to do so
Mzansi actress Baby Cele has opened up about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the entertainment industry in her latest interview. Baby spoke about how she feels that the government isn't taking enough initiative to help artists during this difficult time.
The actress said that connecting with other artists has made her see just how badly the pandemic has affected the industry. The financial strain has been too much for her and her others.
Baby connected with a number of artists from KwaZulu-Natal and they spoke about how they are finding it difficult to cope.
Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Baby said that artists are frustrated because they are used to making a lot of money during the festive season. Because of the pandemic, things were different this time around and everything went quiet.
"I would see these people chatting on the group airing their frustrations. And obviously, their cost of living is now too high,” said Baby.
Baby blasted the government and said that if they had the money to help artists, they should just do so. She believes that coming up with solutions is difficult for artists and they feel as though they are running out of time.
In other entertainment news, Briefly.co.za reported that Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo wants Minister Nathi Mthethwa arrested.
Mzansi television personality and actress Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo is the latest celebrity who has expressed her disappointment in the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa. Taking to social media, Thembisa tweeted that she wants the minister to be held accountable.
"Then he must resign and hand himself over to the police," she said.
Mzansi performers and artists are not happy with the actions of the National Arts Council. Money was allocated to artists to provide relief from the Covid-19 pandemic but it has been revealed that nobody has received a cent yet.
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