Green Ambassador Dereck Mpofu, who rocked into the limelight with his hit Chisikana Changu Zimbabwe, has started on a search for women from all over to feature on the video of his latest track Mudzimai to be released by the end of next week.
By Tinashe Sibanda
The musician, who advocates for environmental conservation is in the process of recruiting interested women regardless of their background to appear on the Mudzimai video.
The song celebrates female empowerment and shall act as an awareness tool as people draw closer to the Pink Concert which is set for February 27 at Reps Theatre in Harare.
“We want to get as many women as possible for this video as it has to properly depict all kinds of women despite their difference in stature, background or positions,” said Mpofu.
Another song Kumahumbwe, which is about fighting child marriages, would have its video shoot in Harare and would involve female students drawn from Harare.
Mpofu said the Kumahumbwe video would be shot by a different film crew on the same day at Town House and it is open to all school-going girls who must be dressed in their uniforms as a requirement.
The Mudzimai video would be shot at different locations in Harare.
“I have not shifted from being the Green Ambassador and neither am I a full-time women’s rights or girl-child activist, but as an artiste I have always tried my best to cover a wide range of topics, including the current women issues which I am hugely passionate about,” he said.
Mpofu said that the only time he did a full album on one topic was in 2012 when he focused on environment issues alone to encourage conservation of the environment as well as be a true ambassador for the cause.
He added that for his upcoming video, one does not need to be a singer, but the prerequisite was being a woman.
Mpofu said this was an opportunity for both women and children to be famous and whoever was interested could simply get in touch with him for inquiries and participation.
“I have already taken a number of clips so far and as I also move around different places with my camera I will identify more which I know will help to bring out my concern and support for women empowerment through the video.”