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Solution sings to inspire social change

By Style Reporter

Afro-fusion musician Solution believes his music addresses societal issues, particularly the girl child’s rights.

He told Standard Style that his music inspires social change focusing on the protection of girls’ rights and helping reduce their risks of violence, early pregnancy, HIV infection and maternal death as well as disability.

Born Godfrey Chirau, Solution said among his one album, 47 singles and 97 unrecorded songs, a large chunk are meant to solve societal problems.

He believes he has the panacea.

“I believe as an artiste, I have a role to play in society. As such, I believe I am a role model and what I sing should inspire someone and bring social change,” Solution said.

The musician recently performed at the Menstrual Hygiene Day in Harare and gave a five-star performance that was interspersed by some social teaching.

He sang the song Kuchema Kwemwanasikana, which highlights the trials and tribulations faced by the girl child.

His message is about giving protection of the girl’s rights in the face of gender-based violence, child marriages, early pregnancy and HIV infection.

“I wrote this song many years ago. It’s a plea I am making with regards to the protection of the girl’s rights. Let’s do our part as artistes to amplify the voice of the voiceless, particularly the vulnerable groups of our society,” Solution said.

Solution said he was working with a number of non-governmental organisations, particularly those promoting girl child rights.

“I am looking forward to do more music particularly those with the powerful message that bring social change,” he said.

“I also have a number of projects, including a song I just released titled Usazvishore which I dedicate to the girl child that they should be proud of themselves in spite of the challenges and barriers they face.

“I am just reminding them of how beautiful and special they are to mankind.”

The youthful singer is riding high with a latest song titled Handidi Newe, which he features songstress Feli Nandi. The video of the song is doing well and attracted massive viewership on the video-sharing platform YouTube.

“The song Handidi Newe is a love song that I did with my sister Feli Nandi. It’s an inspiration song and its doing wonders on online music platforms,” he said.

Early this year, Solution released an extended play carrying three tracks titled Mukoma Edmore, Burutsai Masimba and Hazvina Nguva.

“In the next few years, l see myself being a well-known brand locally, regionally and internationally,” he said.

“I want a situation where l would share the stage with the likes of Beyonce, Justin Bieber and other international artistes.

“I am working hard to achieve that and possibly make it in top awards ceremonies like the Grammys, and BET Awards, among others.”

With entertainment spaces having been closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Solution feels it’s time to migrate to digital platforms.

“It’s time to move with the times and turn to digital spaces. I am doing my things online since we can no longer do live shows because of the Covid-19 outbreak,” he said.

“As for my new songs, I’m promoting them via social media platforms. I am even selling the songs via online and it’s working.”

Solution’s musical journey started eight years ago when he got onto the stage during an Ammara Brown show in the capital.

“I started off after I had gone to a show at Roof Top where Ammara Brown was performing. As a young and curious boy, I went up and asked Ammara to allow me to perform one song and she handed me the microphone and the rest is history,” Solution said.

“I sang a cover version of Jordan Sparks’s Battlefield and the audience went crazy.

“From there, I started working behind the scenes writing songs for other artistes.

“I recorded my first album titled Key Yangu in 2013. The album had eight songs and most of them were well-received, especially the title track, Vana Vechikoro, Makandisiirei and Kuchema Kwemwanasika.”

Solution prefers calling himself a multi-genre artiste and describes his music as a “beat that crosses genre borders”.

He represented Zimbabwe in the Chinese Bridge Competition 2017 in China where he managed to reach the semi-finals out of 102 countries.

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