As the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) rages on, it is evident that all corners of life have been negatively affected yet.
The disease, which took the world by surprise, has left it at a standstill as no scientifically proven cure is available.
Despite being at a standstill, one thing is certain; together we stand, divided we fall. This is the message at the heart of a new song Iwe Ndi Ine released by artist Wikise on Tuesday.
Wikise starts the song by taking the listener to a low sombre mood and paints the desolate picture Covid-19 has brought across the four corners of the world.
He sings: “Dziko Lonse Lafinyika (The whole world has been cornered)/Mtendere wasowa (there is no peace)/ Each and every day anthu akungofa (Each and every day people are dying)/ each and every day ma case mbwe (numerous cases everyday)”.
This is reality in Malawi as the country has for far recorded 33 cases of the disease, with already three deaths, and still counting.
However, as the song approaches the chorus, Wikise reveals that all is not lost, there is light at the end of the tunnel, all that needs to be done is to join efforts if the battle is to be won.
Koma iwe ndi ine (But you and me)/ uyo ndi awo/mu umodzi muli mphamvu (in unity there is power)/titha kumponyera chibomba Corona (We can throw bombs at corona) /tisambe m’manja /Let us wash hands/ chimphulikire corona (Let the bomb self-destruct upon corona) /osaiwala riboshakata
“This is a disease that requires a holistic approach in fighting it—it must be confronted from multiple fronts,” Wikise told Malawi News Agency (Mana) in an interview on Thursday in Lilongwe.
He said he decided to come up with the song raise awareness of the pandemic among his fans and the rest of the country, as a contribution to the fight against the disease.
“If we can all stand together in this, we stand a better chance of winning,” he said.