L’vovo on government not helping local artists while they are still alive

Kwaito star L’vovo Derrango

Kwaito star L’vovo Derrango says local artists are broke because government doesn’t support them, instead, they spend more money on international artists such as ‘Beyoncé and Drake’. 

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Derrango took to Twitter to express his frustration at the lack of support, responding to news that the South African government wants to help ProKid’s family bury the late hip-hop artist.

The kwaito hit-maker said: “Because when we’re alive Government rather gives foreign artists money. Beyonce n Drake dont need more Private Jets n mansions. South African media n Gov hates local artists. We broke because we are not supported at home.”

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L’vovo went on to say “If only you guys understood how this thing is so tough. I dont blame people who die broke. It’s tough being on the spotlight – life is expensive. Artists/celebs are ‘expected’ to ‘have it all’ and ‘the best of everything’ kanti akuhambi kanjalo [things aren’t what they seem], lento inzima [this thing is hard].”

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Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko wants ProKid buried at Heroes Acre

Linda ProKid Mkhize

Gauteng MEC for Community Safety Faith Mazibuko wants the late hip-hop star Linda ProKid Mkhize to be buried at Heroes Acre at Westpark Cemetery. Linda died last week after her suffered a severe seizure while visiting a friend. 

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According to IOL, MEC described ProKid as a good example of how young people expressed and promoted their talent. The publication further stated that there were negotiations that he be buried at Heroes Acre.

“Together with the City of Joburg, we are negotiating that he be laid at the Heroes Acre at Westpark Cemetery. He will lay with his peers like Mandoza and Robbie Malinga.”

On Monday morning, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and Faith visited Linda’s family. He said that it is important as a government to pay their respect and support the family during this difficult time.

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