Kgomotso Christopher on the delusion that the entertainment industry is in

She believes that the industry has made some improvements but still has a long way to go.

By  | Dec 07, 2017, 03:25 AM

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A lot of aspirational artists and entertainers want to be part of the South African entertainment industry, which has resulted to the industry becoming tainted with a lot of watered down talent which, according to Kgomotso, has caused a sense of delusion that the industry is the perfect place to make a quick buck.

During an interview with True Love Kgomotso expressed that this is something that still needs to be fixed in the entertainment industry.

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“I’m not happy about the delusion that our industry is a go-to place for people who quickly want to brand themselves or make quick money. I’m not a hobbyist, I’m a professional and an academic. But look at the Kardashians. The people-as-brands delusion is happening everywhere, not just in South Africa. But America knows the difference between Viola Davis and Kim Kardashian. I can’t deny I may have been overlooked because I don’t have a huge Twitter following. I’m fortunate to have worked on productions that value skilled professionals and develop new talent over so-called ‘brands'.

The same sentiment was shared by LockDown actor - Lorcia Cooper who expressed a bit of frustration with regards to her being overlooked by production companies just because she does not possess a great social media following.

“Our industry has gotten into this thing where everything is superficial, and 'let's book you 'cause you have a following. I've lost jobs because my following was less than someone else's. They'll tell you that your following is not good enough. And you're like 'but I have skill'. Skill should always be more important than your following. Some of us don't wanna post bikini shots because we have a nine-year-old daughter we want to be a role model to." Said Lorcia.

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