Jaxstar partners K2B Block to inspire school children

Legal practitioner cum artist Chimwemwe “Jaxstar” Jamali who also runs Young Skilled and Gifted (YSG) initiative has partnered with Kawale based Hip Hop outfit K2B Block to inspire learners in Secondary Schools across the country.

YSG and K2B Block in career talks
YSG Festival at Mbowe Park

According to Jaxstar, YSG Entertainment, an establishment of Young Skilled and Gifted (YSG) initiative signed K2B Block in November last year barely two months after the initiative’s successful “YSG Street Festival” which was held at Mbowe Park in Lilongwe.

“Following the contract signing, we have been consulting different secondary schools where we want to establish YSG clubs. So far we have visited Chimutu Secondary school. Our second target is Gyln Jones which is located along Likuni road,” Jaxstar disclosed.

He was quick to point out that YSG is currently rolling out career talks in different schools to sensitize the youths on entrepreneurship and give career guidance.

“If you look at the Malawi job industry right now it’s kind of inexistent. We can’t go on with that mentality that we were raised on, go to school, get a job and get married. Jobs are hard to find these days and times have changed. We can do something with our skills,’ Jaxstar observed.

He then disclosed why YSG decided to partner with K2B Block saying, the group has a huge following in townships.

“Every kid knows K2B Block. They have done a series of hits that schools kids relate to. We are using the group as role models,” the YSG owner said.

In his remarks, K2B Block Yung Z said the group was looking forward to working with YSG to inspire kids.

“We take our music seriously and YSG looks like a serious establishment. We have seen their work ethic. We want to encourage those who want to pursue music as a career,” Yung Z highlighted.

K2B Block came into the limelight with their smash hit “Anzawo Amatseni” which also earned them a nomination at the 2014 Musicians Association of Malawi Awards (MAMMA).

The group’s other hit singles include Emtee’s “Roll up” remake “Kawale”, “Zalowa ndale” and the newly released 2017 single “Machimo”.

Jaxstar further stated that he will use his law expertise to help students, orphans and prisoners through counselling.

“I have realized that most prisoners stay idle in prisons and lack proper counselling. As a law practitioner I will use my education to provide legal aid so that they shouldn’t go back to bad behaviour once released,” Jaxstar assured.

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