By Chikondi Lungu
After investing his energy by venturing commercial music to earn cream from his sweat, gospel rapper Gwamba has received a knock down punch from a music mother body COSOMA on his royalties.
Gwamba who early this year journeyed to gospel hip-hop has been awarded with a sum of K8105.00 only for his music airplays.
The ‘Better’ hit maker took his disbelief on his Twitter page mocking COSOMA for calling him to pocket his cheque only to find out at their offices that his yield was only a minor.
“So after all the airplay I have had this year COSOMA gives me K8105.00?” he periodically wondered.
He further unveiled the development: “What a day to receive a call from COSOMA; Hello, ndi Mr Zgambo? Mubwere muzatenge cheque chanu.”
Gwamba real name Duncan Zgambo who is also growing as an entrepreneur, in 2013 went all gold bragging that he has registered his brand with COSOMA and called his friends to join the train for music royalties.
“If you get airplays, and you didn’t sign with COSOMA you are losing your cents,” wrote Gwamba on Twitter in April 2013.
In his knowledge kingdom, the Urban Music Party (UMP) award winning Best Print Journalist, Howard Mlozi suggested that there is a need for artists in the country to have a time with COSOMA in order to make it up in their royalties.
“We need to have a round table with COSOMA to see how best we can benefit from royalties. As artists, let us learn to fight for our economic rights. Honestly speaking, urban music is enjoying extensive airplay in the country but artists are not getting intended benefits,” he brainwashed.