Mtukudzi at it again
By Spiked Lifestyle
After flying the nation’s flag high several times, Selmour Mtukudzi has done it once more joining hands with other female superstars in Africa penning a song titled Strong Girl, an initiative of an international organisation called ONE.
The track features 9 African female superstars who affirm the position of a girl child in the society as a strong girl concurrently calling World leaders to act towards empowering women.
Arielle T, Blessing, Gabriela, Judith Sephuma, Vanessa Mdee, Victoria Kimani, Waje and Yemi Alade are the artists that feature with our Selmour on the track.
In Selmour’s lyrics she sings, “Zvino yave nguva yekusimudzira mudzimai, ukasimudzira mudzimai wasimudzira nyika” which can be loosely translated to Now is the time to empower women, if you empower women you empower a nation.
One is the organisation that is behind the production of Coco na Chocolate a track where Buffalo Souljah featured with 9 other African artists, Fally Ipupa and Dbanj.
The Strong Girl video on Youtube now boasts of 198 495 views at the time of publishing this article and it was posted on the 13th of May, the views keep increasing by the hour.
According to the ONE official website, “ONE is an international campaigning and advocacy organization of more than 6 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa… because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut by 60% and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.”
Danai Gurira, a Zimbabwean activist, award winning playwright and lead actress from The Walking Dead added weight supporting the initiative, “Girls and women in the poorest countries get a raw deal. It’s time for the world to stand alongside them and demand better. We must give every girl a chance to go to school and to live a healthy life. And let’s knock down the barriers that prevent so many women from reaching their economic potential.” she said.