Lady Zamar And Nadia Nakai Speak About The Problems They Have Faced In Their Music Careers. We all know that even though women have been working quite hard in the entertainment industry, however, the industry hasn’t been really working in their favour.
We all know that even though women have been working quite hard in the entertainment industry, however, the industry hasn’t been really working in their favour. Two of the biggest women in the music scene to speak about how their music is not being appreciated in the country. Lady Zamar and Nadia Nakai spoke on the IG Live of Lady Zamar titled ‘The Unicorn Chats’. It was episode 3 of the series.
Lady Zamar spoke about her issues with not being taken seriously. She also stated that her highly acclaimed song ‘Collide’ became huge in South Africa after it made waves internationally. She states that her listeners range from people within America, the United Kingdom and Botswana. “Everyone outside the country will appreciate my music. With ‘Collide’, the reason it became a big song in SA was because it was a big song outside the country first. Then they jumped on. Now that it is number one in another country you want to jump on it,” says Lady Zamar. The singer went on to say that South African radio stations had concerns with the song till it became big.
Nadia Nakai says her music would be well listened to if she was a male. “I learnt that people are not ready to hear female narratives. They are really not ready. They will be excited to hear a male artist’s album, and there will be a whole lot of vibe. With my album I didn’t feel that. I felt like they didn’t feel they could relate…,” says Nadia Nakai. The two musicians also spoke about the lives of artists during the coronavirus pandemic. A few weeks ago, Moonchild Sanelly laid out her frustrations towards the South African radio industry.
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by Alexandra Ramaite