Four urban musicians from the Lakeshore district of Mangochi have teamed in a project in which they are denouncing society ills that are common in the country.
The advocacy messages have been packaged in a song titled Mizu and it is addressing the challenges that orphans, widows, the elderly and child-headed families face in the country. The song has also tackled the issue of property grabbing in the event that a woman loses her husband.
The song has brought together artists such as Loveness, Taddy, Genius and Isobar under a project which is being championed by CheNtenje Entertainment stable owned by Abdul Majid Ntenje. This is a third project from them after they also produced songs tackling the Covid-19 and gender based violence themes recently.
In an interview Ntenje said, as a team, they felt obliged to continue spreading messages through the artistic platform that can help make a difference in the society. He said they made a deliberate effort to come up with a composition that tackles a number of themes.
He said though the outreach of their projects have been limited due to resource restraints, they will not feel discouraged till they achieve the results they desire.
“We have tried to reach out to a number of stakeholders in areas of various interests so that we can broadcast our messages on a bigger platform but we haven’t received any positive feedback. But we cannot abdicate on our responsibility as artists, we will push on,” he said.
In a separate interview with one of the artists who starred in the project Genius, real name Peter Manda, believes the song will achieve its desired objectives to help people change their perception on how they approach such kind of issues.
He said: “People such as orphans, widows and the elderly are going through a lot of challenges. They live through serious pain as the whole society looks away. Everyone needs to pitch in and play their part in changing this narrative.”
The song Mizu was officially released for airplay last week and is currently being played in a number of radio stations across the country.