Covid boosted digital music sales – Slapdee

RENOWNED rapper Mwila Musonda aka Slapdee says his shows have been affected because most people aren’t going out as much as before the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an interview, Slapdee, however, said the pandemic has opened up a different perspective as people are now streaming more music and buying digitally.

“Covid has affected us all. Obviously, we missed shows because of attendance, it went down. And also the mere fact that you can get it too is scary. It certainly caused damage but at the same time it opened up a different perspective of our clients and clients. They’re putting out more music now, there’s more digital sales, buying music digitally than physically. So it brought good and bad,” Slapdee said.

“The impact will be felt forever. We still feel it. We don’t have as many shows as we used to and people are used to not going out. They’ve adjusted to the new way of life. So this cost us because most of our money came from our shows, to be honest, so now we have to adapt to the new way, find new ways to live life.

Slapdee said he was fully vaccinated and also recalled how he contracted COVID-19 in 2020.

“In 2020, I had a big Covid crisis. I understand what Covid is first hand and many people around me have also contracted it. It was a big deal. I have been vaccinated; I doubled the dose. I make sure to try to follow the [health] guidelines,” Slapdee said.

According to data from the Ministry of Health, as of March 30, 2022, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases stood at 316,747, while the cumulative number of deaths stood at 3,966.

There have been 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 19 recoveries. 5,717 had received their 1 dose of vaccine while 7,077 were fully vaccinated. 987 had been administered with the booster.

The data also showed there were no critical patients while only 3 were on oxygen.