Artist dedicates song to Nchindo brothers

• By Rosalia David

Amusician from the Zambezi region, Gift Munzule is gearing up for the launch of his first album titled ‘Still I Rise’, a project that focuses on the Botswana Defence Force shooting  of the three Nchindo brothers and their Zambian cousin this year.

The second year student at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST), studying Criminal Justice in Policing said the shooting affected him to a point that he had to write songs to soothe the hearts of those who lost relatives through the ‘dreadful’ killings.

“I am from Zambezi region and I can just imagine what the families of those who were shot are going through. Since I was busy with a project already, I decided to dedicate it to the loves lost. As musicians, I believe we also have the power to heal and comfort through music,” he said.

Munzule said not only does the album condemn the murders of the Nchindo brothers but that it is also a project which many would relate to.

“I am setting myself new goals from my past mistakes (trials and tribulations) as well and I believe we shouldn’t spend much time beating ourselves up because of past mistakes but rather find a better way to be a better version of oneself. The album is for those who have fallen but have managed to rise again,” he added.

On the album, he worked with Belle, First class, Lee rose, DJ Vuyo, Kwaitolager, Famous, DJay, JBlack, ViktaJuiceboy and Tk the rapper.

In the meantime, the artist has already released a debut single from the album titled “Until Then’

Questioned about his music journey, Munzule said his passion for music has always followed him around like a shadow.

“I started doing music when I was in my 10th Grade. I was too passionate about music not to do anything about it. I was 16 years at that time and every time I tried diverting my focus from it, I just couldn’t,” he explained.

Munzule said his inspiration comes from Kwaito superstar King Tee Dee and South African rapper AKA.