CHIEF Shumba of the “ED Pfee” hit song has shifted the narrative of his music and has committed himself to champion the fight against early child marriages.
He said he was inspired by the work done by First Lady, Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa in championing that cause through her Angel of Hope Foundation,
In a telephone interview with Zim Morning Post this week,Cde Shumba said he is already in the studio and will release the song soon.
“Our First Lady does well for the society by helping prevent early child marriages, cancer and filthiness and that inspired me to write new music,” said Shumba.
Cde John Muchenje, Zanu PF Midlands Provincial member cum political analyst who is co-band manager also echoed Cde Shumba’s sentiments and showered praises on the work done by the First Lady.
” She is a role model to many, fighting early child marriages and cancer. She voluntarily left her Chirumanzu Zibagwe constituency to do charity work leaving a lot her constituency supporters crying. This shows that she was a mother to many. She launched a goat rearing project in Masvingo, she positively intervened when our doctors went on strike. She is the ambassador and patron of National Clean Up Campaign just to mention a few.All these works inspired my artiste to write songs that champion good cause,” said Muchenje.
Muchenje added that Zimbabwe is blessed to have Mai Mnangagwa as First Lady.
“Zimbabwe is blessed to have a woman of that calibre, we thank God for such a woman. May God richly bless her” said Muchenje.
Chief Shumba said he wants his music to shape society.
“I’m more interested about how people live in the society, I sing about love, culture and religion,” he said.
Shumba boasts of six albums in his discography and some of the albums are Hwenje Tirimusango, Chembere Inemhanza, Akanaka, ED Pfee, Mushana Pajecha and Simbarashe .
“My song Simbarashe is the title track of my second album which consists of tracks called Ichi Kaichi, Akanaka, Sangorenharo, Kaviri, Dziva Rerudo, Sherry, Akonzera Ndiwe, Mhepo, Vedzinza and Ndasaina,” he said.