Malawian Christian rappers KBG, SAMUEL, C-Scripture and David Kalilani have been featured on a music project which is called “We Are One Africa”.
The four-track project also has artists from Zambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda and Mozambique and aims to inspire unity among Africans.
“This year has been filled with sad events so far, from Ebola to Garissa Attack, Xenophobia, and all these things happening in Africa because of our differences.
“The question for me was what are the rest of us doing about it? Are we just watching or doing something to help, do we care or we just don’t care because it’s not in our turf?
“And as artists what is our role!! Bob Marley is a legend today because he understood the power of art and brought people together where there was tension,” explained one of the pioneers of the project, Bob Phondo.
Phondo, a Malawian based in Zambia, collaborated with Zambian Grant Munatsi, co-owner of SoliDeoGloria Music Group and brought together the group of more than twenty youthful artists from ten different countries across the African continent.
There is hope that the music will spark interest and conversation on the issue of African unity resulting in information being further disseminated among different people of different classes in different countries.
“If artists could come together in this manner then there is no doubt that unity in Africa can be realized,” observed Phondo.
The full list of artists on the project are Genirol & Malcom (Botswana), Kris (Kenya), KBG, SAMUEL, C-Scripture, & David Kalilani (Malawi), Mano Juvane (Mozambique), Limo Blaze, Phemy, Fizzikal (Nigeria), Blaq Nubon, LandMaQ (South Africa), G Stana, Elandre (Tanzania), Ruyonga (Uganda), Jo-Z J, Prychi, Sobre, Abel Chungu (Zambia) and Courtney Antipas (Zimbabwe).
Future hopes are to make music videos for these songs and go further to tour different countries, where different communities can be visited and sensitization on African unity can be carried out.
“Funding is the major hurdle at this point. Thus far the project has been privately funded by all involved with many offering their services free of charge,” revealed the facilitators.
“We Are One Africa” was produced by G.E.O of the Nativez (Zambia), Dali Msosa and S.A.M.U.E.L of Nyali Music (Malawi), Mag44 of Lotahouse/RadioCafe (Zambia) and Stone of Division Plus (Zambia). Mixing and Mastering by G.E.O and additional vocals and adlibs were done by Olivia of the Nativez and Carmine.
- Download the project here: https://thenativez.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/we-are-one-africa-project/.