KAMPALA – The recently appointed vice president of Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) Cinderella Sanyu has called upon upcoming musicians to work hard in a bid to have their roots firm in the music industry.
The self-styled King Herself in an audio clip that she shared says many artists come to her inbox and her Facebook page telling her how they have music but do not have anyone to help them better their talents.
“Let me be honest with you people; your relatives are not here in the industry, nobody is interested in that. People want to see if you have content they can actually sell and make money. Every promoter is thinking about that, no one is thinking of helping you,” she says.
She calls upon the musicians to understand the fact that nobody is here to help because with music, you are not lame, not an orphan that you need help.
“You want to do music? Music is a business. If you want to start singing, get a job, sell cassava, sell a Rolex, I do not care. Get something to do and organise yourself. When you get to every recording company that I know around seeking for help, they would want you to at least show them seven songs. They listen to your seven songs and understand whether your career has a future because you can’t tell an artists’ potential with just one or two songs,” she shares.
The singer advises artists that the music industry is for starters their personal investment and no one is there to help them so they should make money first which they can use to penetrate the walls of the music industry.
She says there are good producers who can record a good song at Ugx200, 000.
“There are no shortcuts in the industry, easy come easy go, you get things easily and they go easily. You want to start a career, go and look for money, stop asking people to help you because they won’t. Those that help have strings attached that is why you see female artists sexually exploited left right and centre by producers, promoters, because they do not have money,” she explained.