Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
SULUMAN Chimbetu says members of his outfit have since adjusted their lifestyle in the wake of the Covid-19.
The 39-year-old said most of his band members who relied on show earnings were now their own bosses.
Although he could not be drawn in revealing what they were doing as a fallback plan, Sulu said times of complaining were over.
He opened up to H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle on the sidelines of his show held at Bar Rouge last weekend.
“We can’t say that we living large or poorer than before but we are just content with what we are earning besides music.
“As you know, at the height of this Covid-19 pandemic, some of the players in the creative sector struggled to make ends meet but we sat as a team and shared advice on how we can survive.
“To be honest, we were blunt with each other that we needed to adjust our lifestyles to be able to survive and this has worked for us,” he said.
Sulu said the tough times have also united them at a time when other bands have either disbanded or left depleted.
“Issues like disasters can be a blessing in disguise in that they open your eyes and even unite people.
“In some cases they bring instability and fights but in our case we are more than a unit.
“We are always in touch and there is never a time that we are always complain since the situation we are in requires us to improvise to survive,” he said.
Like any other musical giant adored by many a fan, Sulu said he will not end the year 2021n empty-handed.
“I have brand new stuff that is ready for the market and I was only waiting for the right time to release it.
“As the year comes to an end, I will definitely give fans something to cheer themselves in the festive season.
“Fans have bene asking us to drop something new and we are definitely going to that because we have the stuff with us.
“We can’t afford to starve fans of new stuff because they have been loyal to us,” he added.