Following the success of his singles ‘Ireen Mambilima’ and ‘Mpakafye Ubushiku’, sensational singer and man of the moment Drimz has released ‘Umutende‘, a song that promotes peace and unity.
The singer says he is aware of the influence he has through his music and he wants to use his voice to unite people.
“I looked at the period we are in right now as a country it’s very delicate with all the political violence we have experienced recently and I thought of doing a song that is going to unites us before, during and after the elections.” he says.
The Salt Muli Soupu singer says violence should have no place in any nation, especially in Zambia that is a Christina nation.
“In as much as we belong to different political affiliations the cardinal thing is to uphold the spirit of One Zambia One Nation. For a beautiful country like ours violence has no place and in instances were it has happened there is no justification but to condemn it and avoid it at all costs by all Zambians.” he says.
Drimz says Umutende is not an election song only, but an all round song that encourages harmony even in people’s homes.
“The song is just preaching about the need to continue living in harmony and to remind us of the power that comes when we work together regardless of our various affiliations. This song is a reminder of where are coming from and the direction we should take as nation.”
The Kabwe native says leaders have a role to play in upholding peace:
“No wonder in the song I say “Fwemisepela naimwe mwentulugulushi kuli peace tutilefye yes”… meaning we the youths and the leaders let’s say Yes to peace.” he says.
The song highlights the peace Zambia has enjoyed since Independence.
“Our leaders have a mandate to preach peace and be of good character because this inspires society to do the right thing at the right time.”
Drimz is working on the video for the Umutende to be released soon.
Download the song here : ‘Umutende’