Tendai Gukutikwa Entertainment Correspondent
The much anticipated Day of the African child afro-pop track by Rusape’s Abstract Music producer, Takudzwa Man’aira is set to drop today (Friday). Titled ‘‘My Africa’’, the track takes the listener wherever they are home, to beloved mother Africa.
Well known by his stage name ‘‘Splits Loui’’, Man’aira is a budding producer and singer/songwriter who was born and bred in Rusape. He is the owner of Abstract Music recording studios in the beautiful town of Rusape.
In an interview with The Weekender, Splits Loui said the three minute long single talks about letting the African child free to explore and follow their dreams.
Produced in both English and Shona, the song is not just meant for Zimbabweans but for everyone who knows the existence of the African child and is willing to support him/her to achieve their goals.
“We are living in an era where the African child is still being oppressed by some and the track is all about warning those people to stop it and giving hope to the beloved African child. It assures the African child that there is light at the end of the tunnel and no one should manipulate and stop them from achieving their dreams.
“The jam is all about embracing being African and loving it. It is about embracing our identity as Africans, we should be proud of who we are and dream big,” he said.
Splits also said he decided to work on the project as a form of celebrating his Africanness and at the same time giving billions of other African children and youths hope that they are unique.
The spiced jam lets its listeners vibe to it while enjoying the scintillating afro pop music from one of Zimbabwe’s jack of all trades as he boasts in being one of the finest music producers in the country as well as a singer with the best voice any artiste would ever wish for.
Meanwhile, Abstract Music artistes will also celebrate the day in style as they will all be chanting to their work at the day’s celebrations that will be held in Makoni.
The International Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. The day honours those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness and continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.