Tanzanian singer Darasa took a break from music in 2016 following his hit “Muziki”.
The singer revealed that he had to take the break to go learn about music as a business after not making money with the song despite topping charts in East Africa.
“I needed a break to focus on music as a business and not just a street artist,” he said.
“Many people thought my music was a one-time thing. Some people wanted to take advantage of my talent. The industry did not want to receive my work seriously and there was enmity from within the industry.”
The artist, who was currently in Kenya for a collaboration with Kenyan artists, explained to former media personality Jalang’o that promoters took advantage of him because he didn’t know about the legal requirements in music.
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“Promoters sold my music without my knowledge. Even to date, I have not earned from the Skiza tune of that song since 2016. I have since learnt that direction is better than speed,” he said.
“I was afraid since that song went viral but I did not have anything in my pocket. I did not want to disappoint my fans.”