South Sudanese information minister, Makuei Lueth is urging South Sudanese musicians to groom up and stop dressing like street urchins who got nowhere to sleep and change clothes.
In a meeting held in Juba, Makuei said, ‘These young fellas are such an embarrassment to the republic of South Sudan. They just look like stray dogs on Juba streets yet they claim to be public figures’
The information minister put it that South Sudanese musicians should take after their living legends; Gordon Koang, Kudusay and Panchol who live exemplary lives of simplicity while carrying on with their careers.
‘Once you have accepted to be in the eye of the public, leave behind your rugs and those unfinished jeans for your neighbourhood patrols. Once you are out of your house, you represent South Sudan not your mother’s household’, He added.
He reminded them of President Salva Kiir’s last year request of working on their hygiene. The government is using words to shape the industry as the public gives them their due. ‘I watch American music and to be sincere, those rappers who inspire our youth look after themselves unlike these couch crushers’ He concluded.
The government promises to start sponsoring responsible musicians on national and international tours as requested by the youth. However, a disciplinary measure is ensuing soonest on those who dress in rugs with unkempt hairs. Makuei and the cabinet want South Sudanese music to shoot the furthest but the dirtiness they see in musicians leaves them shut and pessimistic.
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