Zola 7 is one of the few artists in South Africa that have made significant contributions to the music industry, gaining well-deserved recognition for influencing a large number of black people in townships.
However, the music industry in SA has evolved dramatically since the Kwaito artist was selling out gigs.
During a recent interview on Podcast And Chill with Mac G, Zola 7 was asked to express his thoughts on the current music situation in South Africa.
“What do you think about the industry now, from your eyes, what are you seeing?” Mac G asked the singer.
“First of all, I think the public needs to be honest.
“Let’s try to buy musical honest or straight, but the public no longer knows where to find that music, most of these companies that were selling have ever since closed down, so people stream and stuff,” Zola 7 said.
“Some people still want CDs, if I got a cassette of a certain artist, I would like to just keep it and frame it one day.
“People no longer know where to find those things, so then eventually fake music literally took over South Africa.” Zola 7 added.
According to the Kwaito mythology, a shortage of CD and cassette sales has caused many artists in the country to go bankrupt.
“By the time they say an artist is broke and stuff, you just chilling there thinking by this week she would be sitting on 20 million, next week she would be on 40 million, but now they are broke, that’s how bad it gets,” the singer said.