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B’flow urges peace in Thursday’s polls

B’FLOW

CHOMBA MUSIKA, MIKE MUGALA, Lusaka
MUSIC For Change founder and 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow B’flow has joined the many calls for peace and unity as the country heads for elections on Thursday.
In a post on his Facebook page, B’flow says: “I have never seen Patriotic Front (PF) President Edgar Lungu and United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema fighting. So, I don’t see why their supporters should fight.”
B’flow was recently in his home-town of Kabwe, where he performed at a BBC Media Action road show aimed at promoting peace, the Bill of Rights and the electoral process ahead of the elections.
He took advantage of the show to unite PF and UPND supporters in attendance.
“While on stage, I invited UPND and PF supporters to join me in pledging to be peaceful towards each other. I asked them to hold hands, say ‘One Zambia, One Nation’ and to promise the nation that there will be no more political violence because we are one people and I believe that Zambia is more important than any political party,” he says.
And up-and-coming artiste Andrew Nyirongo, aka, PAXA has released a song titled ‘Chiuta Tilangizeni’, loosely translated as God show us, aimed at promoting peace in Thursdays elections.
In the song, the 20-year-old, who is also a music producer, asks God to guide the nation in choosing a leader.
“I thought of contributing [in Thursday’s elections] by preaching peace. There is need for all Zambians to be united regardless of political affiliation. Being peaceful is the only way to appreciate the contribution our fore fathers made to the struggle for independence,” he says.
PAXA, who is inspired by his father, started his music career in 2013 and has so far released ‘Follow Me’, ‘Mafuta’, ‘Eko Baya’ and ‘Lundazi’.
Unfortunately for him, he has had challenges finding sponsorship to further his music career.
“My prayer is that is to find someone to sponsor and also promote my music,” PAXA says.

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