Music is the most powerful device in the world, which actually softens even stiff hearts. It influences the way we feel, think, to an imaginary lifestyle. Charles Mani, a young upcoming musician seems to have understood the concept very well. Like many of his caliber, he has resorted to music with a purpose.
According to him, people can no longer endure the empty-headed, emotionally-stunted, soulless, meaningless music being spewed out by the so called singers of this generation.
“We have had our fill of neglect and the pointless songs cluttering up popular and destructive culture leaving little room for those with something to say to be heard,” said Mani.
Mani who is also well known by his song “Centile” (“belt”), that urges people to protect themselves by use of condoms where it is hard to abstain.
His “Ubuhungiro ni bubi” (“exile is bad”), which is now popular on the local radio airwaves condemns leaders who abuse their office powers.
“Together we have the power to demand more inspiration from our music and fight for music with a message and the power to move hearts and minds,” said a cheerful Mani without hiding his fear for what he called seeking solace in the achievements of eras gone by.
Mani insists that local artists have the power to ensure that his music get popular.
Mani also says that what is needed is real a strong campaign for the music.
“Join us, and together we can crush the pop-pretenders and make music with meaning,” he concludes.