Jiggaz gender-based violence, child abuse

DANCEHALL artiste Jiggaz (born George Tanjani) is holding road shows courtesy of Patsime Trust, a theatre organisation where they are campaigning against gender-based violence and child abuse.

Tafadzwa Muranganwa
Own correspondent

Speaking to this publication, Jiggaz said the road shows had taken them on a whirlwind tour of Guruve, Murambinda, Kariba, Chinhoyi and Mbire with plans to visit 18 districts in Zimbabwe.

“Of late I have been travelling and doing road shows with Spiderman (popular young dancehall musician). With the help of Patsime Trust we do music and educational dramas that condemn gender-based violence and child abuse.

“The responses have so far been awesome, that I can attest,” said the sociable artiste

He said, however, they had realised some men still resent participating in these road shows as they view themselves as a privileged gender which cannot be corrected when it faults .

“It’s actually sickening to find they are still men out there in some places that still take pride in bashing their wives and abusing children,” he said.
The actor-cum-musician heaped praises on Patsime Trust for having contributed immensely in establishing him as a professional artiste.

Patsime Trust is a non-profit making organisation that uses various forms of theatre and arts to foster development in communities and also address challenges in an entertaining way

Meanwhile, Jiggaz has said he is prepping himself for the Sting 2014 where he will square up with Chitungwiza-bred Ricky Fire.

“My fans should expect nothing short of an amazing performance at the Sting 2014 show as I am working very hard to ensure I give a treat to my fans,” oozed the dancehall chanter.

The potentially explosive show will be held today and other dancehall artistes like Soul Jah Love will be facing She Calaz, Bounty Lisa will be facing X Patriot, Badman vs Platinum Prince, while Lady Squanda will square it off with Lady B.

The Sting show is modelled on that of the Jamaican Sting which according to dancehall music lovers is a marathon-length concert dubbed “the greatest one night reggae and dancehall show on earth,” and is the longest running event on Jamaica’s jam-packed music calendar.

Sting is popular for carving a distinctive if not controversial niche on the concert landscape primarily through its presentation and promotion of clashes, where an artiste’s strategic lyrical offensive determines victory over an opponent.

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