One of the country’s most famous poet and musician Albert Nyathi has launched a multi-lingual music album and a documentary film on gender-based violence as the multi-talented artist added his voice to campaigns on ending the vice affecting the society.
The album comes at a time when the world is celebrating women’s month.
The documentary titled, “I Am Because You Are” focuses on Nyathi’s nationwide outreach that captured unique songs in all the country’s languages discouraging gender-based violence while respecting cultural and language diversity culminating into a 17-track album with the same title.
Nyathi said the album and documentary produced under the United Nations Women Southern Africa Regional Creative Artists Advisory Council is aimed at engaging artists to play a role in fighting gender based violence in different languages.
European Union head of delegation to Zimbabwe Ambassador Philippe Van Damme who was guest of honour at the launch hailed the efforts by Nyathi stating that artists can play an important role in ending gender-based violence and promoting cultural diversity.
Gender Commission chairperson Commissioner Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe said her organisation will make use of the documentary and album in its campaigns.
Nyathi said he hopes to work on more productions focusing on ending violence against women as the scourge continues to be a challenge to the society.