The novel Coronavirus has wreaked havoc to the music world as huge gatherings such as shows, concerts, tours among others have been ruled out with an aim of containing the spread of the deadly virus.
In this trying and hard times musicians are failing to make money since channels that help them to make money out of their God-given talents have been ruled out as they require a number of people, of which it is contracting with the preventative measures of Covid-19.
It has come to the attention of musicians in the country with how politicians are handling the pandemic.
On Wednesday last week, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera was presenting his nomination papers ahead of July 2 fresh presidential elections together with his running-mate Saulos Chilima of United Transformation Movement (UTM) the ceremony attracted hundreds of people who came celebrating their leaders without observing social distance a prime measure in preventing Covid-19.
After submitting their papers, the two leaders took it to the streets with a huge following all the way.
As if that as not enough on May 7, the president peter Mutharika a Democratic progressive Party (DPP) candidate and his running-mate Atupele Muluzi held a similar event. No social distance observed.
âIf we do the same thing what will happen?â musicians are asking.
A gospel artist Wendy Harawa in her Facebook post said only politicians have right to resume into business.
âOnly politicians have the rights, musicians and churches have no rights,â lamented Harawa.
Another musician Thocco Katimba writes: âI have followed how our friends in the political circle, they are not shaken on social distance. Everything seems fine with them, now the question is; has Coronavirus ended? Will it be okay for us to start organizing shows?â
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