Adora’s ‘my people’ remarks leave a bad taste in people’s mouths.
Songbird Adora Kisting is in hot water after making a rather tribal remark on-air referring to artists from the South of the country as unprofessional and drunkards. She remarked that artists from the loose gigs because they are ‘unprofessional’ and ‘drunkards’ who fail to honour commitments.
Adora added that this is the reason why Aawambo people dominate the entertainment scene because they are professional and sober. Her rather unpopular opinion remarks drew the ire of The Landless People’s Movement (LPM) youth who condemned her remarks about “my people” on the Informante Breakfast show. In a statement issued, the youth wing’s leader Duminga Ndala said such words not only degrade people of a certain tribe but place a certain tribe in a better position in society as opposed to the rest.
Ndala also highlighted that the African continent has a long and brutal history of civil war as a result of tribalism, and referred to the Rwandan genocide, sparked by tribal remarks on a radio show.“Thereon such hideous comments should not be featured in public as it may aggravate tribes to take up arms against each other because of its intensity and such is not our desire.
”Adora’s manager AB Amushila said this is the truth and added that Adora’s remarks are way deeper than the remarks flying around. According to him, the Damara and Nama artists especially the Ma/gaisa artists have not been able to break into the corporate sector.
” She was just sharing her experience about what the underlying factors are why these artists are not taken seriously by corporate companies. We have an underlying problem with alcohol abuse drug abuse on stages and it is very common,” he said. According to him, industry leaders can testify that the Damara and Nama artists are problematic.
He added that Adora only speaks from her own experience.
“She has been in the industry for 15 years and there were things she also did not do and she has changed like making sure she is on time, not being intoxicated and assuring that she is professional and demanding fair payment,” he said.
The comments have not been welcomed by the public with many disagreeing this the award-winning artist.