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Kellie Divine addresses GBV in new song

By Patrick Ng’ambi

Mzuzu, Mana: As cases of gender based violence (GBV) keep on escalating in the country, an Afro Reggae Dancehall artist, Cailly Rashid, known in music showbiz as Kellie Divine will on Monday release a single track titled ‘why’, a song which is denouncing the vice.

Speaking in an interview Friday, Divine said life experiences inspired her to come with such kind of a concept as GBV is becoming the order of the day in most Malawian households.

“It is somehow an evidence base and practical life story and I feel that some people suffer in marriages because they do not speak out,” said Divine.

She said that she has the liability of addressing issues that affect people in the society through artistic innovations such as music because it has the power to change people’s mindset.

The song which has been produced by Funwayo Martin Levi Zililo Mumba alias “Martin Anjelz” of In-house Media will be premiered on MBC Radio 2 FM’s program which will be hosted by the radios’ Disco Joker (DJ) Joy Nathu on Monday.

Nathu said it is very important for artists to speak out on issues that affect the society in general.

“Not only do artists have a platform to express themselves through music but they also have a greater impact as they already have an existing fan base that is always ready to listen to them.

“In this case, it is interesting that it is a young female artist who is taking the stand to address the problems of GBV which has reached escalating levels in the country,” Nathu said.

Commenting on the development, Director for Purple Innovation for Women and Girls, Patricia Mtungila advised musicians in the country to tackle the issue of GBV in their art products.

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