Mwiza Chavura’s hip hop track tittled ‘rape’ has attracted debate among Malawians on social media platforms
In the song, Chavura was announcing plot to let a girl got drunk on his bills with an intention of raping her for turning down his sexual advances on her.
“Ndidzakupanga rape/ kukumwetsa bawa ndikupanga rape/kukamwa kwako nzakumata tape/ zindikana uone udzalira help/ I don’t ……. around nzakupanga rape,” goes part of the chorus of the song.
After listening to the song poet Qabaniso Malewezi, himself a former rapper, said much as there was freedom of speech which artists enjoy, there was a line that needed to be drawn.
“Art that openly talks about raping a girl should not be tolerated. Any glorification of rape culture should not be condoned. Being an artist is a privilege and honour not to be abused. I am publicly condemning the song titled “Rape” by Chavura. I say no to verbal sexual violence,” said Malewezi.
Meanwhile Chavura has apolosgised to affected parties.
“I would like to apologise to all women I have offended with my song.I didnt know it will offend women.To me it was just funny eminem typer concept.Sorry I will avoid such song” Said Chavura
The song have now been banned , but still making rounds on social media platforms such as WhatsApp.