Artist Tigris has released a single titled Ndizothekera, whose message highlights effects of climate change, floods in particular.
The songstress has made the song with support from Conservation Music Malawi (CMMW), an organisation that uses music to promote environment convsersation.
Tigris, real name Angela Mizinga, said she recorded the song to sensitise people on the best practices to avoid and mitigate the effects of floods.
“Ndizothekera emphasizes on the possibility of people to relocate from flood prone areas to uplands which are safe,” she said.
Tigris said the song also highlights the need to listen to advice and tips from environmental and weather experts.
“The message is simple but very important. Floods are preventable. Let’s avoid cutting down trees carelessly, replant trees on bare lands and relocate to uplands. More importantly, let’s listen to what environmental and weather experts are telling us,” said Tigris who is also a radio and TV personality working with Timveni Child and Youth Media Organisation.
In recent years, Malawi has been experiencing climate change-related disasters such as floods and droughts.
Ndizothekera also came third in 2019 Tikonzekere Arts Contests: Communicating Flood Vulnerability Reduction Good Practices through Arts in Malawi which was conducted in partnership with Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) and UNDP.
The song was produced by Janta of SU Records and has been released by CMMW on behalf of Tikonzekere Arts.
The video is also available for streaming and downloads on YouTube.
CMMW secretary Wezzie Chisenga said: “Conservation Music Malawi utilises the catalytic power of art to deliver environmental education with the vision of building a global community that stewards the earth, in which the memorable, emotional, and unifying power of art contributes to the balance between humankind, nature, and society.”
Chisenga added that the release of the song is strategic as the rain season is in progress.
“We would like to warn those living in low lying lands close to rivers to relocate to safer lands,” he said.
CMMW is an affiliate of Conservation Music global, established in December 2018 with the aim of promoting sustainable environmental management operating on voluntary basis.