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DJ Stavo tells Budding Artists to Get out of Zimbabwe while they still Can

Dj Stavo tells Budding Artists to Get out of Zimbabwe while they still Can
"All Artists, Celebs or Influencer should use their platform to speak up against injustice, poverty & corruption. I feel that it's our duty to represent the people that have made us who we are today. It's only fair. I know it's scary to speak out but tese tiri pama-one."- DJ Stavo

DJ Stavo, an Afro-House Artist from Zimbabwe has joined the short-list of socio-politically LOUD personalities.

Is that you Bobby Wine?

The DJ has never been one to bite his tongue and quite sharply speaks his mind. Lately, his Twitter feed has been; if that’s even possible, all the more brutally honest.Β Β 

Could this be the lockdown speaking or perhaps the makings of a social agent?!

If you invested all your money in a company would you just sit there and allow others to run it down. No, I don’t think so. You have invested your life in this country and your future depends on your actions. Is this the life you want? Ini newe tine basa. MY KIDS DEPEND ON ME….une 20, 2020

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo)Β J

His tweets can be quite… revolutionary.Β 

Corruption is the enemy of development & of good governance. It must be got rid of. Both the government & the people at large must come together to achieve this national objective. The only cure is transparency. It’s the duty of the youth to challenge corruption not to join. IMO

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo) June 19, 2020

More recently; in a thread of eight rants or pieces of good advice depending on where the grass is greener; DJ Stavo poured his heart out. As promised, it was bittersweet.Β 

Pt.1 I know that this won’t be the most popular thread but I think after 20 years in the industry its time is said something. My musical journey started when I wanted to prove you can become the most successful Dj/Artist from Zimbabwe without leaving Zim.

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo) June 22, 2020

Apparently ‘The Journey’-hitmaker, in a bid to prove that an Artist could make-it in Zimbabwe missed out on better deals. This, in turn, meant fumbling the bag.Β 

Pt.4 I was getting more sponsors and proper paying gigs from outside Zim than my very own country. Yes I had alot of fans proud of my achievements but that did not pay the bills. Thats when I was still hard headed and decided to write an open letter to our Leader

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo) June 22, 2020

Regardless of the weird AF #ZimbabweMustFall trending hashtag, DJ Stavo highlighted that South Africa’s music industry is held together by some very industrious Zimbabwean Creatives.

Pt.6 my biggest regret is not moving out of Zim when I had the chance. I was stupid. You will be shocked the over 60% of the South African music industry is made up of Zimbabweans. ( Producer s, Band Members, Djs, radio Djs, Managers, PR companies, Compilers, Journalists …..

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo) June 22, 2020

The message was simple and the advice was direct.Β 

Pt.8 Our very own talent. Its sad really but until we do. I beg any artist or Dj wishing to become successful in your career please seek advice and invest you talent where you will be supported in a system or county that will invest in YOU. Don’t waste you time here

β€” π˜Ώπ™Ÿ π™Žπ™©π™–π™«π™€ βœͺ (@Dj_Stavo) June 22, 2020


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