Afro-pop musician Dan Lu says much as it is the duty of upcoming artists to show what they have, those established should hold them by the hand if they are to succeed.
He said this after announcing that he had roped in a number of young musicians to perform with him at the Sweet Banana concert slated for Village House in Kampala Township, Blantyre, on Sunday.
“The country’s young artists need support from the established blood to realise their dreams. For example, not all young musicians can organise a show, a development which prevents them from sharpening their stage skills. Therefore, I have made it a point to work with the country’s young artists to give them a platform,” said Dan-Lu.
He said in other countries, established artists play a significant role in nurturing the talent of young artists.
“We cannot deny the fact that the future belongs to young people, but it is a responsibility of those that are influential to ensure that young talents are ulitised in the country,” said Dan Lu.
Those to perform with him include E-Wallet winner Kelvin Sings, Saint, Pon G, Hope Lufani, Sir Patricks and Stich Fray.
Dan-Lu, who will be backed by his Rockers Band, said he has diversified venues for his performances to cater for young people in townships.
“I have realised that much of the patronage to the shows in the country are the youth,” he said.
Stich Fray said he is prepared to interact with his fans during the Sweet Banana concert.
“This is something positive as far as promotion of local talent is anything to go by. We need artists who value the potential of young talent for sustainability purposes of our music industry,” he said.