Music is a noble profession, do not demean it
By Peter Wagany
| April 9th 2020
It is with great concern that the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) in a presser choose to attack the incentive the government has provided for musicians due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. The demeaning words used are regrettably mentioning the musicians play background music, which is a misinformed statement.
It is a
fact that the ban on public gathering has negatively impacted the earnings of
musicians; however, music is consumed in various forms worldwide. According to
Nielsen report staying at home can increase the consumption of music by sixty
percent, which is a good thing for musicians.
companies are confident enough to do a takeover, it shows the overall health of
the sector economically. Tencent's holdings limited is to acquire ten percent
of the Universal music group for over three billion United States dollars.
by the chairperson of the NNAK that who needs music is so myopic from a medical
representative because, from Wuhan, citizens singing keep it up Wuhan alongside
patriotic songs to Italy people playing musical instruments to encourage each
just a few examples of how music is a vital cog in the COVID-19 fight that
should not be looked down upon. This is the kind of therapy that can keep
congestion from our hospital; therefore, making the nurses work bearable in
every possible way.
It is a sad
matter for a professional to look down upon another professional on a shaky
basis that is not reasonable, sound, and lacks integrity. Music is a
multi-billion worth US Dollars industry that the government is commendable to
follow suit in cushioning it from the effects of coronavirus like many other
governments in developed countries.
It is a
reality now that as we grapple with COVID-19, everyone is unprepared, which is
not peculiar to Kenya alone. Globally, countries are struggling with this
deadly pandemic, trying one intervention after another with a mixed bag of
today in all economic sectors are at a crossroad now and post coronavirus. It
is about time we pull together, having all hands on deck than throwing
derogatory remarks at an economic sector that one is not conversant with. My
last word is with all due respect; we are all Kenyans.
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