Artists unite for Nhaka Youpenyu Concert, the limelight of underprivileged pupils
Nhaka Yehupenyu Concert will take place on Saturday 2nd June 2018 at Long Chen Plaza corner Multiband and Samora Machel Avenue from 9 am until 6 pm. The admission fee is a donation in the form of school equipment confirmed Leonard Mapfumo.
Artists which like ExQ, Cindy and Taurai Mandebvu who are signed up with OyOsMusic will join Snipper, Leonard Mapfumo, Sani Makhalima, Roki, Shinsoman, Good child, Extra-large, DJ Mbale, Madiz, Nesto, Pauline, Tunga Tee, DJ Discrd, Mafriq, Trevor Dongo, Ngoni Kambarami, Nyasha David, Scepter, Kuma fitness who have all confirmed their participation.
In an interview with Mapfumo, he told OyOsNews that Zimbabweans have always put education at the forefront of children. Since Independence, Zimbabwe has had one of the highest literacy rates in Africa at 95%. However, with socio-economic hardship increasing, gifted children are unable to attend school and achieve their academic acumen.
He said Government social welfare programmes can only do so much to accommodate the increasing number of children requiring financial assistance to continue with their education.
“Many children struggle to purchase basic educational requirements, such as books, calculators or anything a child may require at school,” said Mapfumo.
“Many of today’s Zimbabwean artists are from high-density suburbs and have seen the challenges these communities experience in trying to educate their children. As artists, we can reach out and help our communities in maintaining the academia of our children.
“As artists in the performing and music industry we are coming together for a unique fundraiser, not to collect the monetary donation, but we ask for contributions in the form of stationary, pens, notepads, paper, books, calculators, anything that a child may require at school as a form of donation. Our aim is to help at least 200 children who urgently require these donations,” he said.
He added that they have a blend of legendary musicians and upcoming artists, showcasing the diversity in the music industry in Zimbabwe today.