Let’s Be Proud of Africa—Zimbabwe’s Dudu Manhenga
International collaborations in music have come to stay. Thanks to communication. Ghanaian artistes can now have artistes in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal and Cote d’voire , just mentioning a few feature on Ghanaian music. The same can be said of other countries having Ghana artistes feature on their music. This is similar to movies and sports.
Dudu Manhenga is a Zimbabwean Jazz artiste who takes at heart the essence of international collaborations. She had recently flown from Zimbabwe to not only “get introduced to West Africa” as she states, but came to Ghana to do collaborations with some Ghanaian artistes.
“I think one of the problem we are facing in Africa is the issue of mobility that those that are in the South know what is happening in the south and maybe a little bit about Nigeria but it is not a mutual thing all over the continent that people know exactly what is happening in North Africa, Central Africa, in East Africa, in south Africa”, she said.
She however advises Africans generally especially young people to endeavor to make out. “Let’s fight cleverly now to be recognized. Let’s have a piece of Africa. Let’s go out there and tell the world about who we are and let’s be proud of Africa.”
She was a special guest artiste for a two day concert held in Kumasi Golden Tulip Hotel and the CCB Hall of KNUST during 6th and 7th March, 2014.
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