Sunny Boy Robbed?

Who would do this to our fave?

By  | Mar 25, 2021, 09:58 AM  | Sunny Boy  | Drama

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Local musician Sunny Boy has taken to social media to react to South Africa's COVID-19 relief fund drama for artists, which has allegedly been misused.

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According to reports, the National Arts Council will take legal actions against senior officials who were involved in the mismanagement of a whoppingR300 million rand which was set to be distributed to artists affected by the pandemic. Rumors are making the rounds that some artists benefitted a lot of money illegally from the funds and they are accused of being greedy.

Reacting to the story Sunny Boy said he suspects the money which was set aside for Namibian artists might have disappeared as well.
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Last year the National Theatre of Namibia (NTN), announced a financial relief and engagement project with the creative and cultural sector for creative practitioners who were affected by the pandemic.

They said the grant was open for freelance artists, activists, creative and cultural practitioners to propose works that are enlightening, therapeutic, or innovative under the subject theme: Human Rights implications amid the effects of COVID-19 in Namibia.

It was reported that all successful applicants would be granted N$ 1000 each as a form of financial relief and remuneration after realizing their proposed work, but in a twist of events, some did not receive the funding.

According to The New Era, a whopping amount of N$5 million was approved by the ministry of education, arts, and culture. Speaking to New Era (NASCAM) CEO John Max, said they will be disbursing the money soon as some artists did not receive a cent last year.

“NASCAM initiated the process to request the Ministry of Education, Arts, and Culture to really look into this and get extra funding to help the artists. The money was made available and we are waiting for the verification process for those who have received it and those who have not,”
he said.

“The only delay was from the verification process from the ministry of finance to hand in the right names of the beneficiaries of this payment. I really don’t know when the payments will happen but they communicated with me last Friday and they have said very soon, they will finish with the process.”

Sunny Boy is one of the country's most sought-after musicians. H is often regarded as the king of Hikwa- a mixture of hip-hop and kwaito. The musician been in the music and entertainment scene for over a decade and remains relevant. 

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