CHITUNGWIZA-BASED rising dancehall musicians Munashe Munyaradzi Gava and Carlton Mudzingwa have decided to openly discourage the use of charms and occultism to acquire wealth.

“People driven by greed, or sometimes as a way of trying to find solutions to their problems and poverty turn to these charms to satisfy their desires which sometimes does not guarantee a desired outcome,” Gava told NewsDay Life & Style.

Through the song Nyoka Yandakapihwa, Gava and Mudzingwa express how apprehensive they are about using dark powers to acquire wealth whichat times results in loss of human lives because of gruesome murders linked to ritual killings.

“It is really shocking, devastating and raises questions on the value we put on human life. I think it is important for musicians to take the platform to denounce social vices to make a positive impact in society for a better and safer world we can all be part of,” said the 20-year-old Gava whose career has been highly inspired by fellow chanter Jah Master, born Rodney Mashandure.

In many of his compositions, Gava’s message is centred on social issues and situations faced by youths. He has so far released other songs such as Ndaidada Naye and Akacheuka Shure.