In this modern era, apart from promoting their art, artists are also using social media platforms to express their feelings and frustrations.
Among others, Kanye West, AKA and Cassper Nyovest are some of the well known emotional international celebrities who rant on whatever is bothering them.
Malawi is no exception; recently Fredokiss took to his social media platforms where he criticized David Kalilani’s “Osaopa” controversial song.
On Wednesday, Gwamba took time to address the issue of “Pay for Play” on social media where he bemoaned, “Some Malawian Radio DJs ask artists to pay them so they can play their music, and yet they play Davido’s music every day. Well, kinda sad but funny. Mwinanso Davido amawapatsa dola nanga ife tidziwa bwa”
He further stressed that it is really sad when DJs ask artists for money so they can play their music and yet they play Nigerian music 80% of the time.
“Maybe Davido and Wizkid pay them too. Maybe they chill with Peter and Paul on WA. Who knows?” he questioned in a tweet.
Gwamba further applauded MBC radio DJ Joy Natho, saying “I respect @Joynathu for being one of the few radio DJ’s that support and promote Malawian art expecting nothing in return,” adding “I respect @MusicFromMalawi for giving us a platform. They changed the whole game. These days artists have no excuse. We have a platform”
However, it seemed the “Better Energy Drink” mastermind’s sentiments did not go down well with Dziko FM’s DJ iWayne real name Sean Kamphulusa.
In a subliminal reply, he wrote of his facebook page, “Is there any difference for an artist paying a dj to play their music & paying a prophet to pray for you??? #Thinking out loud #Don‘t you ever underestimate the power of the DJ or any media!!”
“And my fellow DJs it’s time we claim our territory whatever this artist can do they still need us let’s stop acting cheap. Let’s get what we deserve our friends outside they get lots of privileges but in Malawi when you doing your awards you always jump the role of a DJ. These artists to be popular or songs to be appreciated out here it needs a DJ and media respect that #2016 no free work for me!!”
Chez Ntemba DJ Maya concurred with DJ iWayne in a simple comment which said, “Osamaphweketsa ngini.ana opusa,tit for tat.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :