We’ve heard it all before, how the music industry is tough for female artists to make it. This is the case not only in Kenya but the whole world. Just last month celebrated Tanzanian singer Vanessa Mdee announced her exit from music highlighting how much negativity she had to endure.
Tanasha Donna has come out to reveal the hardships she has had to undergo thanks to being female in the male-dominated industry and it’s not pretty.
Taking to her Instagram page to celebrate her latest achievement, the mother of one spilled all the beans.
“1.5M + views in 1 month. That’s an achievement & a half for me. It’s not easy for a female in this industry doing it on her own,” she started.
“The sleepless nights my team & I had, financing your own projects( songs & videos) being behind every single step or every creative process of any project, having to enter boardroom meetings & try convince some bosses (some of whom are team mafisi) to TRUST THE ART… having a son & family to take care of…. Being your own boss is TOUGH I tell you, BUT when you see the fruits of your hard work finally blossom & grow into something amazing you know you’re BLESSED & become GRATEFUL. & trust me I’m just getting started,” she revealed.
Despite all the things putting her down, Tanasha is still determined to keep going and making beautiful music.
“Got so much lined up for this year Especially collaborations, both local & international! I feel like I’m literally done recording for the year now. Weh! 😂😅 Just busy with visuals now!” she wrote.
Tanasha went on to thank all her devoted fans for showing her and her music love.
“Thanks to everyone who showed SAWA so much love. Not my type of music genre, though I just had to drop a positive catchy song to encourage us all during tough times. My country 🇰🇪 , My beautiful KENYA… Everywhere I go, the amount of love & recognition you all show me is amazing. Sometimes I walk to the shop or supermarket forgetting that people recognize me & when people just start singing “ Sawa sawa na weweeee” It brings tears to my eyes,” read part of her post.