DJ and music producer Shimza expressed the truth most people wouldn’t admit but is factual, he said that people no longer pay to see artists perform but pay to see them because they big.
He made an example of Cassper Nyovest who first asked to perform at his one man show but is now the one getting paid to be seen.
“Like the first time Cassper performed at my show he was asking me to perform and I put him on. Years later, he’s a star in his own right and now we have to pay him lots of money to perform.”
“The model is people pay for the big names. At the end of the day we want to sell a product that people will want to go and say. It’s all good and well to want to put upcoming artists on the lineup but the model says people pay and buy tickets for the big names. We want to get the masses there and then introduce those we can introduce at that point.” He said talking to TshisaLIVE.