Award-winning dancehall chanter Legion has taken it upon himself to fight gender-based violence, child marriages and rape of minors through a single released during the period of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
By Sandra Maricho
Titled Chibharo, the track conveys a message reprimanding a father who committed a crime of raping his own child.
“You take your own daughter and sleep with her,” sings Legion.
In an interview with The Standard Style, Legion said he wrote the song after the realisation that cases of sexual assault and rape of minors were on the increase in the country.
“As a public figure, l realised that l also have to take part in fighting gender-based violence, especially towards minors because they are the future of our country,” he said.
“In this latest song, l am targeting those men who are thinking of committing crimes of that sort to avoid it because they will rot in jail.”
Born Wilton Doba, Legion has two albums and several singles under his belt. For his second album he collaborated with Nutty O and has been performing at different places in Midlands province.
Though he is doing great in his music career, Legion feels there is need for decentralisation of the music industry so that artistes outside Harare are given the same platforms and opportunities as those who stay in the capital.
“We are forced to listen to Harare music on radio stations whereas the rest of Zimbabwe is flourishing with crispy entertainment talent,” he said.