Musician Faith Mussa said Thursday that people need to adjust at the moment and try to forget live performances for now and embrace online shows.
He said it was risky for them as artists to hold shows with Covid-19 pandemic.
“We need to protect each other and let me call upon people to follow the necessary precautionary measures, let us stay safe. We miss the fans but we have no choice, we cannot risk our lives as well as those of our fans and so online shows are the in-thing now until the situation normalises,” Faith said.
The singer and guitarist is one of the artists, who have embraced online shows and has so far held a number of them.
His latest online show was last Thursday which was dubbed Live in Lockdown concert.
“It was really nice to hold another online show and this is all part of embracing online performances. This is the best way of doing it at the moment but it cannot beat actual live performances,” Faith said.
He said despite holding a number of shows online including one where he starred for Nkhotakota Music Festival, Faith said they were still working out the best way for people to be paying.
“The current system is still slow and it takes time, we are hoping we will find a good way of payment otherwise it is a challenge,” Faith, who has utilised his one-man band performance at times and a full band, said.
The ‘Desperate’ and ‘Mdidi’ star said he was happy with what people had done during his previous show by donating money towards the show.
“We put a line for donation and we collected so much money, it was not mandatory but people just came out to support,” he said.
The artist, who has represented the country in a number of international music events has failed to tour this year due to Covid-19 pandemic