Youths in Harare’s high density suburb of Glenview have embarked on music centred campaigns to educate fellow teenagers on the dangers of drug abuse, which has become prevalent in most suburbs.

Heroin, cannabis and broncleer, commonly known as bronco, are among the top abused substances by youths in the country’s high density suburbs.

As a way of supporting a drug free lifestyle among youths, more than 20 grassroots artists will battle it out for top honors at the Anti-Drug Dance Off Clash slated for the 1st of July at Makomva shopping centre in Glenview.

Organisers of the event, Glenbud Arts Association say the concert is aimed at changing the lives of youths in the high density suburb through arts.

David Chidowe, a member of Suicide Dance Group noted with concern the rampant abuse of drugs among the school-going age.

Drug abuse can cause serious long term health effects.

Famous and much loved celebrities such as Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse are victims of drug related deaths.