South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit is urging Junubin musicians to stop singing about things they don’t own and sing real life issues surrounding them, their families and the nation.
In a press held yesterday in Juba Kiir said, ‘You can’t be singing about cars when you don’t even own a wheelbarrow and expect listeners to support your music. Come on, you have to be realistic and sing sensible things that ring a bell’.
‘Music is for communication and those portraying false image are viewed as false messengers and that’s why their music never go anywhere beyond border’, He added.
The president is concerned many youth are doing music to seek attention by singing songs covering the face of public that they are wealthy when they live under their parents’ roofs.
Kiir gave South Sudan musicians in Uganda as the leading example for those who mislead the public with lyrics beyond their living standards. He wants every musician to focus and stop lying in songs because a lot of people digest the lyrics.
‘Lyrics is the message and you can’t sing you own a chopper when you are based in a refugee camp somewhere in Uganda or Kenya. You got to be reasonable with how you approach the market’, He concluded.
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