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Drimz urges co-existence on Umutende track


“WE are One Zambia, One nation, despite all our different political affiliations, our different political views, our different cultures and different beliefs, we are one people, let us say no to all forms of violence,” says Kabwe-based musician Drimz.
The above sentiments are in the epilogue of the sensational musician’s latest single tilted Umutende, which means peace.
Renowned for his Ireen Mambilima and Mpakafye Ubushiku hit singles, Drimz, also known as Mr Muziki, in his five-minute Umutende track, stresses the need for citizens to embrace peace and unity, especially as the country heads towards the August 11 general elections.
In an interview with the Weekend Mail, the Salt Muli Soupu star, says the release of Umutende is in line with his quest to use his talent to advocate positive social norms.
He said “am aware of the influence I have through music, and I need to use my voice to unite people.
“The song preaches the need to continue living in harmony and to remind us of the power that comes when we work together regardless of our various political affiliations.
“This song, which also emphasises the need to denounce political violence, is a reminder of where we are coming from as a country, and the direction we should take as regards embracing peace,” said Drimz who is also working on the video for the Umutende track.
Stressing his disapproval for violence, Drimz, in his Umutende melody urges citizens to ‘refuse violence in Jesus’ name.’
Other lyrics stress the need for Zambian citizens to put into practice the founding fathers’ Tiyende Pamodzi Ndimutima Umo song.
The thrilling and of course danceable tune also emphasises the need for citizens to reject all forms of violence and embrace the peace the country has been enjoying since independence.
“Violence, in whatever form, has no place in our country and we should always condemn it and avoid it at all costs,” said the 2016 Zambian Music Awards nominee.

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