Local hip-hop artist Gwamba has said he harbours no political ambitions and that people should take various initiatives he is undertaking as pure acts of goodwill.
The sentiments from the award-winning rapper follow speculation on social media suggesting that he wants to use his personal initiatives to gain political mileage.
The artist, speaking through his manager Timothy Ntilosanje, said people are rushing to make such conclusions because of the apparent general failure by duty-bearers to perform some of their core duties in the communities.
He said: “In a country where politicians fail to do their work, any good motive is looked at as a political move. Gwamba remains contented with the contribution he is making as an artist and he has no plans to join politics. It does not require one to be in politics to help others.”
His stance has coincided with the artist’s unveiling of his 2018 Yewo and Dan football and netball trophies being sponsored to the tune of K3 million for teams from Area 18, Area 30, Chimoka, Senti, Gulliver and Dubai in Lilongwe.
The two trophies, to be launched on November 1, will be competed for by 16 teams in netball and football, respectively, and will be played in a league format.
Besides the two trophies which he has been sponsoring for three years now in Lilongwe, the artist also sponsors a tournament in Ntcheu and supports an orphanage in Chikwawa. A few months ago, he also sponsored the K250 000 Mbama Dance Challenge to promote his song Mbama.
He is currently running another promotion for his new track Kusasa Mau whose top winner is expected to walk away with K1 million.
In a WhatsApp interview from his base in South Africa, the Zizakhala Better hit-maker said he is focusing on his next music projects, including a collaboration with Fredokiss and breaking on the international market.
“All those rumours are not true. I have been sponsoring the football trophies for years now and it has nothing to do with politics as some people would want to suggest,” he said.
Musicians Anne Matumbi and Malume Bokosi have declared their interest to contest for political offices during next year’s tripartite elections.