“As long as you still perform to Zambian community living in diaspora, you’re not an international artist niwebo local kembo iwe” Chellah Tukuta on Yo Maps
Yo Maps is a local artist who primarily performs to the Zambian community living in diaspora says Chellah Tukuta. While he may have a dedicated following, his reach is limited to a specific audience. In fact, his performances are often confined to small living rooms, hardly the mark of an international artist.
It is important to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our local artists, but we must also be honest about their level of success. Yo Maps has yet to make a significant impact on the global music scene, and until he does, he cannot rightfully claim to be an international artist.