Response from The Star Eagles Music Crew: That’s a very interesting question. Yes, it could be… mostly like if you are really talented in music, music could pay. But for us in South Sudan, it is a different story all together. Music in South Sudan has never been understood like in Africa and outside world.
In other parts of the world, music is a big career. If you are a musician, you have many employees (manager, producer, marketer, Art designer, etc.), but here in South Sudan, we are still pioneers in the music industry. It’s a little different and that’s why you see us venturing into our other professions and other things so that we can be able to live life.
If you depend on music alone here in South Sudan, I don’t think its reliable and can pay you off with family and stuffs. However, music is fun to us. Music is in our blood. When you know you are gifted in it and you know it’s a talent, even if we don’t see any regular payment, it is still in some way God who pays us.
For instance, Dennis said he is an IT guy and he is also known as Star Eagle. Because of the name Star Eagle and its music, he has a lot of admiration from clients. Same thing for me, in the furniture business, I have clients and people who say or want to buy furniture from me and says “Oh I buy this thing from Tony of Star Eagle. So music is a good thing; it pays.
In the music business, like last year and other year we have our song as Caller Tune with Vivacell and after every six months we could get paid. I think music does pay… it depends where you belong and how you do it!