College students aim high with music

HARARE - College hip-hop artistes are using music as an educational tool to inspire and motivate youths on life issues.

Nyasha Kawuta, 23 also known as lil CZA and his manager Theophilus Nyanganza said their vision was to change the perception of hip-hop culture in Zimbabwe and infuse it with education.

“Our vision is to talk to the people and change their mentality on hip hop. Our music here in Zimbabwe is more of bubble-gum that trends for a bit and then fades, and then we go to the next. We want to use music to impact positives in people,” Nyanganza said. 

“And we want to show that music can be a serious profession. We want to show youths that you can even fuse music with education, with intelligence you can sing meaningful stuff.

“We decided to go that route because we are at college, and we want to infuse music with education. We are also targeting the business world for them to take us seriously, we need to bring in a message.”

The two got into music in 2013 and are expecting the release of lil CZA’s first album sometime this year.

Apart from the music the duo said they have also created a clothing line to make it a brand together with the music.

“We have also built a clothing line, to build a hip-hop culture, and we our market is universities. So we have t-shirts, hoodies, caps and shorts. And people can relate to the music,” Kawuta said.

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