Music must maintain entertaining and educative role: Senator Mutsvangwa

By ZBC Reporter
ARTISTS have urged to resist the temptation of using dirty lyrics and ensure that music maintains its educative role.
The call was made by The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa at the launch of Gospel musician Agatha Murudzwa’s 13th project titled Mweya Wangu Pfuura.
ZBC Mbare studios was the perfect setting as gospel music sensation Agatha Murudzwa Ndembera launched her single titled Mweya Wangu Pfuura this Monday.
The soft-spoken artist who was also celebrating 18 years in the music industry said her new project was inspired by Judges 5 verse 21 which emphasizes the need to trust in God during difficult times.
“My song was inspired by a Bible verse, Judges 5:21 which urges people to persevere and look up to God at all times,” said the artist.
Guest of honour at the event, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Minister Senator Monica Mutsvangwa applauded the songstress for a controversy-free music career.
She also underscored the need for young artists to follow suit by resisting the temptation of using dirty lyrics.
“Music has become a source of employment for our youths and as a government, we are happy with this development. We are however concerned with some musicians whose lyrics are not morally correct. Zimbabwe is a Christian nation and we do not encourage our musician to indulge in morally corrupt lyrics which have a negative impact on our society especially on youths who look up to them,” highlighted Senator Mutsvangwa.

Murudzwa’s 18-year music career has seen her releasing hits such as Makorokoto, Semafashamu, Makatendeka and Mumba maBaba Vangu, among others.
The launch, which was also attended by ZBC management, was punctuated by music and dance.