By Scoop Reporter
ZAMBIAN dancehall artiste Matthews Mambwe popularly known as Tolo Tiger, has accused the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) of not helping musicians.
Mambwe says due to the lackluster attitude of ZAM towards artistes, most musicians in the country are failing to break even because those at the helm of association who are supposed to help them, are serving personal interests.
Narrating his ordeal to The Scoop today, Mambwe says he has been chasing his ID with ZAM for the past two years after paying registration fees and that efforts to seek audience with the leadership has proved futile as they no longer pick calls.
“That’s why we can never go anywhere in this industry. A big organisation like ZAM has been getting monies from different artistes countrywide claiming they will help grow and push an artist but once you pay them that K100 for registration, they will end up ignoring your calls and you will never receive the ID from them.
“I have been waiting for my I.D for two good years now. Please ba ZAM president, improve your system. If you are broke, it’s better you just ask than stealing money from people who are struggling,” Mambwe complained.
Efforts to get a comment from ZAM proved futile.