Hear Ye, Hear Ye! The music industry is demonic! This is according to at least three popular East African music acts who have spoken out against the dark forces of the entertainment scene in the last one month.
It started with Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee who spoke on her podcast “Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee“, narrating how she fell into depression and alcoholism for the better part of last year.
Read: Vanessa Mdee Speaks on Quitting Music: ‘I Love Music But the Industry is Demonic’
Then came Kenya’s songbird, Vivian, who observed that pressure and hypocrisy in the music industry can drive someone to depression and substance abuse.
“I love to make music but the pressure and the hypocrisy will drive you into depression or substance abuse that’s for sure. In my own capacity as Vivian the lack of truth and lack of love that is characteristic in our entertainment system is demonic,” she posted.
The ‘Chingi Changa’ singer urged her colleagues in the industry to be their brother’s keepers.
“And if nothing else gets heard I’d like to appeal especially to my female counterparts in entertainment to extend grace to one another and be ambassadors of truth and love. I’m definitely not perfect at it but I try and also share my truth,” wrote Vivian.
And now, award-winning gospel hitmaker Guardian Angel has echoed the songbirds’ sentiments that the industry is indeed demonic.
Taking to Instagram on Wednesday, the hitmaker noted that fame and fortune are blinding and urged his fellow music acts to keep an eye out for what’s important in life.
“I just discovered the industry is the most DEMONIC field in this world. If one is not careful you end up not raising a family, you end up with nothing and no one by your side because when you were famous you didn’t see the need to start a family. YOU had so many (FAKE ) friends around you. When you lose everything you remain alone, frustrated and depressed. Never allow the industry or whatever you do control your life.
He added: “Btw wasanii niwaulize…? Pesa ya mziki inaendanga wapi? Nikama ya siasa unapata leo kesho hauna kitu na huoni kile umefanya ???
MUSIC IS A VERY GOOD CAREER BUT IT IS LIKE A GUN, IT CAN SHOOT EVEN THE OWNER.”