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Cop releases independence day track


Zimbabwe-at-34A Bulawayo-based policeman Victor Charles Mabika has released a revolutionary song titled Lest We Forget to mark the country’s 34th independence day celebrations on Friday.

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The song was released on Friday last week. However, Mabika is busy in the studio working with Andy Carter on the video of the song set to be released by tomorrow.

“The song talks about the struggles our forefathers went through to liberate us, therefore we must not forget. The foundation of tomorrow was laid yesterday by our fallen heroes,” he said.

The upcoming artiste said what started off as a hobby is now something he wants to pursue for the rest of his life.

“My music brings edutainment to people — it educates at the same time providing entertainment. I want to educate the youth who have forgotten our roots on moral principles,” Mabika said.

“All we hear these days is bubblegum music, obscene and offensive music that you chew and then throw in the bin because there are no life lessons to remember from these songs.”

The cop-cum-musician said he grew up in a family of musicians, adding that his parents are involved in a church choir and his younger brother is a choir conductor. Mabika was quick to add that he loves doing his police duties as well as recording music.

“I am able to strike a balance between my profession and producing music. I do music on my spare time. I have always loved to produce music since high school in the ’90s. Back then I was inspired by Tupac Shakkur,” he said.

The youthful but ambitious artiste said he wished to work with established musicians such as Oliver Mtukudzi. He also revealed that he is inspired by the late James Chimombe.

“I love old school music. It had a lot of relevance. It appealed to its audiences as it carried various messages. The music acted as a guide and nurtured communities,” he said.

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