By Ronnie Chisamba
Upcoming Afro-fusion-contemporary musician Chipo Prudence Manyika Pasi (31) recently added weight to the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) with the release of her debut track titled Munamato Wangu.
The official launch of the song coincided with the 16 days campaign against GBV.
Complimented with a video, the track has a touch of gospel and gives a broader definition of gender-based violence as it highlights the neglect of a spouse and offsprings. Munamato Wangu was produced by Forward Mazuruse at Music for Development Studios.
The song speaks volumes about the challenges faced by neglected spouses: in the case of a woman and her children.
Currently studying for an Honours degree in Music Business Musicology and Technology at Midlands State University, Chipo began her journey as part of the AFM Budiriro Central Choral group in 2007. Inspired by the divine word, she turned professional in 2018.
She had this to say about her source of inspiration: “lam generally inspired by the word of God and its impact on society.
“For this particular song l was inspired by strong women who strive to provide for their families after they have been abandoned by their spouses.”
Over the year’s Chipo has worked with Mathias Mhere (at AFM Budiriro Choral group from 2007 – 2009) and Pastor Udzo Paradza and Music Cross Roads Divas Band a.k.a the “Stiletto Affairs.”