9 August 2018
SUNGURA godfather Nicholas Zakaria says piracy has stalled his progress.
In an interview with H-Metro, the Khiama Boys band leader said he was not realising the fruits of his sweat.
“Music is no longer paying like what it used to do back then when we started because of piracy,” he said.
“I have been releasing albums but I’m not benefiting much from it due to piracy.
“Music is the only source of income that I have and for the people that I work with.
“I’m calling our fans to stop supporting piracy through buying our music in the street corner because it’s destroying us as musicians together with our families.”
Asked on the challenges he was facing, Madzibaba said:
“The other challenge that I’m facing is lack of sponsorship and promoters to succeed in this industry.
“It’s so difficult for me to buy instruments to use on our shows,” he said.
Despite the challenges, Madzibaba said he was due to release his new album next month.
“I’m going to release a new album next week so currently I’m busy working on the album.
“This time around, I’m hoping for the best. I do not have a name for the album yet because I name my albums basing on how people respond so I’m going to play the songs in Beitbridge during Heroes holidays,” said Madzibaba.
Meanwhile, Madzibaba said he has since replaced some of the band members that recently left him.
“I have replaced Zambezi who went to join Macheso with a boy called Denny Masili,” he said.