Musician Skeffa Chimoto says artists should draw lessons from the experience that they have endured during the Covid-19 pandemic by making sound investments.
The musician returns to the stage at Club 24/7 close to Kameza Roundabout in Blantyre tomorrow after enduring a Covid-19 induced break for over three months. The show will be co-headlined by wayward and self-styled artist Joe Gwaladi.
In an interview ahead of the performance, Chimoto said the suffering that local artists have gone through during this time should be a turning point in the way they handle their art and business.
He said: “Today is not tomorrow. Anything can happen at any time. We have seen this with our own eyes. We need to think outside the box, make proper investments and prepare well for the rainy day.”
Chimoto admitted that it has been a tough period as most artists watched helplessly as their careers stalled and they were barely surviving.
However, he said they are ready to put behind the frustration and focus on what they know best, entertaining the masses.
“We have rehearsed intensively for these comeback performances. When you have been away, it is like you are starting again a new.
“We want to go there with springs on our feet. We know our fans have missed such moments too,” said Chimoto.
Club 24/7 manager McDonald Soko said he appreciates that now the battle is between earning a living and avoiding Covid-19.
He said, in that regard, they will ensure that Covid-19 preventive measures are applied.
Soko said: “This will be the first show to take place at the venue after a long break. We have prepared thoroughly and we urge the patrons to come in their large numbers and support us like they have always done.”n