“…funny how quick people were so responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, but don’t realise that GBV/femicide is a bigger pandemic that we’ve been living with”
A night filled with music and positive vibes as Ntethe Music Records launched the Gender Based Violence Campaign and introduced its artists to the media over the weekend.
This soulful event was held at the Melrose Conferencing in Johannesburg, where Ntethelelo Mposwa the founder of Ntethe Music Records said he was launching his artists and showcasing them to the media.
“We are also launching a GBV Campaign that we will be doing as Ntethe Music Records and the artists going forward, we will be visiting schools, talking with students about the GBV issue. We have recorded songs around the issue as we can see that it remains a crisis in South Africa and the world at large” he said.
Mposwa, who is no stranger to the music industry , has pushed himself under his company. He won SABC Gospel Crown Award, Arts and Culture MEC’s special Awards and Ingoma Award.
The Eastern Cape born says music and gender based violence are topics that are close to his heart.
“I decided to sign artists because I believe more in development. I signed Phindy Sibiya who was my backing vocalist, we released her music, she topped the radio charts and streaming charts. She does AfroSoul/R&B,” said Mposwa.
He says this year he signed Ntunja, an Urban Zulu. He added: “I also signed Nicol Trigueira, a trapsoul and pop rising star. We have just released her first single titled ‘No Drama,’
“I decided to join Nthethe Music because I believe destiny chooses its own time and will put you where you need to be,” said Amanda Nkosi whose stage name is Ntunja.
“No one is supposed to kill anyone! That’s now how it’s supposed to be, funny how quick people were so responsive to the COVID-19 pandemic, but don’t realise that GBV/femicide is a bigger pandemic that we’ve been living with,” she said.
Nicole Trigueira who wowed everyone with her music said she’s hoping to grow, prosper and master her talent with the people that have been by her side.
“I just want to be able to say “I made it exactly what I wanted it to be on my own terms”. I want to feel proud of myself,” she said.
By Zingiswa Mndayi