When it comes to local music, quality control has been a problem despite having good producers and production houses.
It is against this background that Timveni Radio has introduced three interlinked shows to check on quality of music being played on the station.
The three shows are “Rise Ghetto Rise” hosted by Bright Buju Kanyama, “Timveni Urban Chart Show” and “Friday Lounge” hosted by Matilda Zulu.
“Basically, we premiere five new songs on Rise Ghetto Rise where listeners are given a chance to critic the song. Well produced songs run for three weeks before graduating to mainstream shows. We also arrange for interviews on Friday Lounge. If the song is getting good feedback is enters in Timveni Urban Chart,” Buju explained.
Rise Ghetto Rise airs on Saturdays from 11 to 12pm, Timveni Urban Chart airs on Wednesdays from 10 to 12pm while Friday Lounge airs on Fridays from 2 to 4pm.
The initiative has so far produced artists such as Congo Blunty, Lawkast and songstress Natasha who is now shooting a video for her song “Don’t let me go” which will be premiered on Timveni TV’s “The Buzz”.
“Rise Ghetto Rise also promotes youth events taking place in townships. We promote youths who don’t have any platform to promote their shows,” he disclosed.
Buju further added that apart from music, Rise Ghetto Rise also tackles issues affecting the youth.
“We have interacted with youths such as prostitutes and street beggars. We help youths amplify their voices so that they can be heard by authorities,” he said.