Moruakgomo urges fellow muso: ‘pull up your socks’

Socca Moruakgomo
Socca Moruakgomo

Veteran musician Socca Moruakgomo urged fellow musicians to pull up their socks and take their music craft seriously and professionally during the launch of Botswana International Music Conference (BIMC) at President Hotel on Monday.

“Being an artist is about how you behave and the message you convey,” he said. “Some of you are killing the industry by accepting low pay from promoters, accepting payments between P 50,00 and 10,000.”

He urged musicians to follow professional work ethics because at the end of the day it is music that puts food on their tables.

“After producing my album I spent some time without releasing it because I did not have a distribution company I had to be patient till I found one to assist me with distribution,” he said.

Moruakgomo pleaded with the musicians to embrace good and healthy living, stating that their health lifestyle had a strong impact on their performances and how they delivered music.

A number of musicians and producers of various music backgrounds attended the launch. They included Clement Jackson, Mosako, Bang Gae crew, DJ Chrispin and La Timmy to mention just a few.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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