SOUTH Africa-based gospel musician Trymore Mariga yesterday conceded life as an artist was a difficult adventure in the Diaspora.
In an interview with H-Metro, Mariga said home was best when it comes to mobilising fans.
“The struggle of living in a foreign country, as an artist, especially as an upcoming gospel musician, is very real.
“It’s very difficult to attract fans in a foreign country when you are not well-known.
“I think home is the best, especially for us upcoming artists,” he said.
Trymore revealed that circumstances sometimes force people to relocate to other countries.
“To be honest, home is the best for everyone but, at times, circumstances do force people to move out.
“I know that if I was staying in my motherland, things would have been better, in terms of my music career.
“The only way artists earn money is through hosting live shows.
“If you are not well known in the music industry, seriously, it’s very difficult to do shows because people will not show up.
“It hurts and demotivates but, at times, you just need to be strong and pursue your dream.”