‘Marginalised but not forgotten’- second edition of the Wedza Music Awards up on cards
At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you have accomplished… it’s about who you have lifted up , who you have made better it’s about what you have given back.
Hip-Hop artist Keith ‘K Prince Amaru’ Tunha has organised the second edition of the Wedza music awards, an initiative set to uplift and shine light on the music sector in his home district.
The awards made a debut last year as a brainchild of K Prince Amaru, who grew up in the District, noticing that entertainment in the district is undermined though it is fruitful if natured well.
The rapper, eager to give back to his community got in touch with the Ministry of Youth, Wedza District, Youtran, Work Under the Tree Trust and Chief Charumbira to come up with a memorable event.
Speaking to the ambitious artist, he said that the awards are set to support the locals who also yearn to get recognised,
“Wedza artists have been deprived of radio and television airplay. They are marginalised form the mainstream hence I noticed this grey area and decided to do something”, said K Prince Amaru.
“Other towns have their own ways of supporting the industry, for example, Marondera and Midlands have awards, so why not Wedza I thought”, he added.
The awards are designed in a bid to motivate talented artists from Wedza, while creating an opportunity for them to win relics, a record deal, an opportunity to shoot a music video and above all, get to network with other artists, promoters and “tycoons” in the entertainment industry.
This year’s edition will also be graced by OyOsMusic, in a bid to raise awareness on piracy and the importance of commercialising music.
The event is scheduled for 17 August 2019 at Phiri’s Botanic Gardens and promises nothing short of fireworks.