Covid-19 has undoubtedly affected the livelihoods of everyone, including artists, but what message are our celebrities sending in a time of a global pandemic?
With the ban on events in South Africa, South African musicians have resorted to going to neighbouring countries to perform. Which is good – but where are your masks guys?
Sho Madjozi has been in Tanzania for almost a month – shooting amazing content and living her best life – but where is your mask Sho?
Cassper Nyovest was also in Zanzibar flexing his famous bottle dancing skills that we love him for. But Cass: where is the mask?
Fellow musician Focalistic performed in Kenya earlier this month to a very large crowd that wasn’t wearing masks.
Celebrities always say they didn’t ask to be role models but the title comes with fame. When Sho Madjozi changes a hairstyle, so do all the kids. When she launches a clothing line, the kids are first in line.
We are not asking that they stop making a living – not at all, times are tough. We are not asking for them to perform with a mask while they are alone on stage. But why is the crowd at your feet not wearing masks?
In a world, particularly in Tanzania, where there is a denialism of this global crisis, we are not asking you to be role models, just to be responsible for your own health, or to keep the irresponsible behaviour off social media. The kids are watching.
Video source: @ShoMadjozi