Skeffa Chimoto admitted Wednesday that artists have to dig deeper and think outside the box to make ends meet in the absence of live shows due to Covid.
In the absence of live performances, many artists are in their homes doing nothing with some switching to other things just to survive.
“It’s tough but we, as artists, need not lose hope. God will take us through this and this is only for a short time. But, as we wait for things to normalise, we need to think of doing other things to make a living,” Skeffa said.
He said on his part, he was doing other things, apart from taking time in the studio to record new songs.
“We were making enough money with shows but things are no longer the same and it’s hard. For now, we need to make the little we can make. If you cannot generate enough money, then try making a little money through other means but it should be in good faith,” Skeffa said.
The artist also said, with people losing hope due to the pandemic, it was time for artists to play their rightful role of giving hope to their followers.
“We are doing well in sensitising people to dangers of the pandemic but we also need to give people hope through words of encouragement,” the ‘Nabola Moyo’ and ‘Kankha’ star said.
He said he was working on a song of hope titled ‘Zitha’, to be released soon.
“People should just watch the space for this track. Let me not pre-empt everything. All I am saying is that all this will come to an end and there will be life after Covid,” Skeffa said.
Meanwhile, Skeffa is expected to perform live online tomorrow in a show organised in partnership with www.iHubonline.net.
Mallick Mnela from iHub, who is also a The Sunday Times columnist, wrote on his Facebook page that the event would be streamed live on www.iHubOnline.net.
“We have been rehearsing and this is what we came up with,” Mnela said.
Skeffa described the show as iHub’s programme and that they were using him as an artist to attract the attention of the masses.
“I will be interacting with people during the show but I will not perform with a band. I have a song I did on Covid. This is also a platform for me to reach out to people virtually,” Skeffa said.