CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
GOSPEL hip hop artiste Yellow Dove has started the year with a new musical video titled Mposheni, which in its loose translation means Heal Me.
Based on a true story, the Mposheni gospel video has scenes of a colourful wedding which turns sour when the bride walks out on the groom leaving him heart-broken.
Acting as the groom in the video, Yellow Dove, whose original name is Antonio Mwanamuke, is captured weeping in shock as his ‘bride’ abandons him at the aisle.
The broken-hearted singer then leans on his mum’s shoulder to relieve the pain left by the runaway bride.
But he immediately wakes up in tears because the horrible wedding day heartbreak was just a nightmare.
Antonio, a writer and a television host, told the Weekend Mail that the video is dedicated to heartbroken people who have nowhere to seek refuge.
Barely a fortnight after it was released, the four-minute long video, that was directed by George Phiri, has garnered more than 50,000 views online.
It has aired on DStv’s Zambezi Magic on the Zed Top Ten show.
“I am happy to announce that the video was also voted first in Namibia, where it is also airing on one of the television stations,” the Madobi Dobi singer said.
Meanwhile, budding R’n’B singer Florence Chipembele, aka Khlassiq, has joined stakeholders championing the fight against cholera, which has killed over 70 lives although its further spread seems to have been stemmed.
The 20-year-old Kitwe-based singer has released a single track titled Prevent Cholera.
“I am very concerned about the current cholera crisis in the country, so I decided to work on a project titled Prevent Cholera to enlighten citizens on the need to maintain hygiene,” Khlassiq said. “On the song, I worked with talented artists namely Razbeats, Karris, Blaze, Shuken and Lester.”
The former Hellen Kaunda Girl’s School pupil said she composed the song to help educate citizens on the benefits of living in a clean environment.
In furthering her career, Khlassiq, who is signed up with Turn Up Music Africa record label, intends to work with established artistes like Slap D, Chef 187 and Cleo Ice Queen.
But she has already worked with some well-known names.
“I’ve worked with the likes of 408 Empire, Jae Cash, Cream dollar Ricore and Baska Baska,” says the singer who is inspired by Rihanna and Beyonce and boasts of three singles titled Hakuna, Walilowa and Pressure free.
“I feel I need to do a little more before I release an album,” she says.