A well known Zambian musician and actor popularly known as Spare Tyre but his real name is Louce Muto of Survivors Entertainment will next month from May 27 perform in Malawi and launch his film called ‘Nkhanza’ acted jointly with a Malawian actor, Kado of Black Magic Entertainment.
Group Director of Survivors Entertainment, Muto, told LINA that during the film launch, there will be music competition for young Malawian upcoming musicians who sing and compose songs concerning gender based violence, HIV/AIDS and life of street kids.
“I was born and grew up in the streets as a beggar, so my main interest is on street kids and gender based violence which women and children face when parents die of AIDS or get divorced,” disclosed Muto.
“In the competition, young artists will go away with cash prizes ranging from MK50, 000 each. We have pumped MK250 000 in the competition but the amount may increase soon as we anticipate some sponsors to come forward to help us,”said Muto.
He added that Nkhanza film is exposing the real life or the abuse which people with special needs are facing, and such people with special needs include people with albinism.
“The lives of people with special needs are at risk, children and women are victims of all kinds of abuse, the message in our film therefore is advising society to stop this abuse,” explained Muto.
According To Muto, Zambian artists who are coming with him are Make Spare, Kanido, Mbwitila Nadzenje and Mbuya, while in Malawi, artists are not yet known because it is the role of the Malawi Black Magic Survivors to choose.
Muto said his most important problem is piracy which said is rampant in the two countries.
“Let us join hands to win this battle of piracy, our authorities must put in place stiffer punishments for these people who are making a life out of the sweat of musicians,” urged Muto.
The Zambian artist was born in 1990 in Zambia’s Eastern Province, and is married with two children. – LINA