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Solomon Mathebula
 
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Being a superstar can cost one’s life

17 March 2017, 11:59

Being a superstar seems to be a good thing to many people and almost majority of the people would like to be famous and well recognized by the world. Although it seems good to be a celeb, but in some instances, it seems risky and self-distracting, reasons being that the public would like to know every move and action you are making. And by so doing that put you in a point where you have to handle yourself in a manner that people could not see mistakes in your life. On the number of occasions celebrities are reported robbed, hijack and all sorts of crime related against them, I believe that  they themselves gets astonished when such incidents happens frequently in their lives.  Just recently we heard the story of a well know musician called Nathi Mankanyi who then became popular after his first music record song named Nomvula that was produced in 2015. It is said that he was robbed and escaped from gunpoint; this is shocking if is not horrible to his family and fans. Being a superstar led him to be victim of robbery and a target of the unnamed perpetrators. You will find that he had never met such terrible tragedy before he became a celeb, simple because he was not known by many people in the country. 

I’m scared if he will continue to be a freeman wherever he goes, because he has been threatened and he might think that what happened to other superstars, the likes of the late reggae musician Lucky Dube can happen to him. It was not easy to Dube’s family to comprehend the pain that which they felt the time they lost a pillar of reggae in South Africa, and it is very clear that he died simple  because he was a celeb, a lot was expected from him by the world especially reggae fans. Sometime when such incidents happens we tend to say it is the will of God, yes one can say that but what is the precise motion of them being robbed, hijack and killed, is it not because they are superstars? I think it is. 

Hence I said that, this type of incidents happens often times here in South Africa and throughout the world. Just two years ago, a former Bafana-Bafana striker Benni Macarthy was robbed at gunpoint in 2015 at Paris. There are many ways in which I can justify that being a celebrity can cost one’s life. Many superstars are reported almost every year. Then what is it that can be done to prevent this type of incidents? That is the question everyone is asking him or herself, because our beloved superstars are in trouble. Should  they have to quit their jobs? If yes then who is going to sustain their lives and put food on the table? Because some of them they don’t have another job except depending on their talents for survival. I think that superstars should organize themselves personal securities rather bodyguard that could ensure their safety rather than depending on government’s security.  

Tips

  -Be alert that in any dream there’s obstacles

·        - Peruse a dream if you truly love it

·         -Do not let challenges be a stumble blocks in your talent or dream

·         -Let challenges be the advocate of your life.

·         -Do not let one’s shocking tragedy stop you from dreaming big

·         -Starts where someone has ended

·         -Do not  be limited by negativities but rather change it to possibilities 

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