The trio local urban artists from Nsanje nicknamed Mayoh a ku Nsanje has released a new song titled Abambowa in which they present a gender based violence issue.
Speaking to Nthanda Times, Chawama Jere, one of the trio popularly known by the stage name chacjesco has described the song as a woman’s voice on several ill-treatments imposed by the husband.
In contrast to some cultures across the country that mutes women voice, the woman in the song stands up and speaks of her suffering. “Musandione kuonda sichina ndi abambowa. Thupi langa analiputila mbola. Everyday kumabwela mochedwa padeni, ndikati ndiyankhule kukhalira kumenyedwa…anandiletsa kutenga mbali ku mpingo” speaks the woman in the second verse of the song. The issue of gender violence is illuminated here as the woman reveals the how her husband treats her, and she is even denied to take positions in the church.
The song has a unique form as Chacjesco says that it is a model of what people (mostly the youth) use vulgar language, but they have refined it to rebuild the falling moral concept.
“In our societies, culturally there are some traditional beliefs which violate the rights of women hence some men take advantage to harm their wives. In this song we are speaking on women’s behalf”, speaks Chacjesco on why composing the song.
Mayoh a ku Nsanje came to limelight with their hit singles ‘Chimakwana’ and ‘Mpaka ulole’. The piece Abambowa has been produced by Chawama Jere.
Mayoh a Ku Nsanje’s songs can be downloaded here