By AUSTIN FAIR-NWAULU, Lagos –
The 12 months 2020 has unanimously been declared because the worst ever within the historical past of the leisure business in Nigeria. And that is coming from a majority of its gamers in an interview.
The 12 months which stays barely two months to go, in line with them, not solely introduced untold hardship to all but additionally dashed hopes and ambitions.
‘’You may’t be artistic sufficient when you find yourself confined to a spot forcefully,’’ our first respondent stated and he continued; ‘’Actually the state of affairs turned so messy that each artistic means was misplaced. There was concern, starvation and uncertainty within the land. To worsen every little thing, there was no motion, no efficiency, nothing with all of the obligations.’’
To our second respondent, ‘’Covid.19 affected the showbiz gamers greater than every other individual. I repeat, no different sector suffered the height of the lethal virus like entertainers. Not solely when it comes to financial loses however all spherical. We dwell with proceeds from exhibits than album gross sales. And who even had time for music then.’’
Actually, virtually all our respondents echoed the identical factor. Then, as if that was not sufficient, one other #Endsars crept in. ‘’This turned the straw that broke the camel’s again. It merely got here to take what remained of the 12 months 2020. The prayer now could be by no means once more,’’ he concluded
Our investigations clearly revealed that no cadre of showbiz participant was spared by the ruins of Covid19 and #EndSARS.