HE’S battered and bruised after a gruelling fight for his musical passion.
And now more gatvol than ever . . .
KING OF KWAITO, ARTHUR MOFOKATE, IS CHANGING HIS BEAT!
Said Arthur: “Those tasked with looking after our heritage, culture and protecting the rights ofmusicians are sitting with their hands folded.
Arthur said organisations that did nothing to improve artists’ lives were given preference over more
experienced and knowledgeable people like himself.
“There are cabals that are taking over our industry and steering it toward the wrong direction, and that will be to the detriment of our artists,” he said.
“Most of us own independent labels, but all the music is distributed by either international or white-owned companies, and there’s a few of them.
“We have the power to change people’s lives, but distribution and funding are the elephants in the room,” he said.
“Look around you, development sits way behind the pushed notion of the bling-bling lifestyle. This won’t get our kids anywhere.”
Meanwhile, sources claimed many music veterans, including Arthur, were unhappy with newcomers Mabala Noise and Ambitious Entertainment.
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