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Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:44

Pianist vows to empower girls in music production

Written by  Lucy Phiri

Mchinji, July 31, 2019: Lilongwe based pianist who is also a producer, Moses Shumba, has taken an initiative to train more girls in music production.

Popularly known as Moshu and nicknamed as “boy with magic fingers” in the entertainment circles, said he will continue inspiring young people, especially girls in music production since in Malawi people consider that playing piano is only for boys.

“I have trained a lot of girls in music and I encourage them to achieve their goals, some of them play in bands while others are employed in different companies,” he said.

The 27-year-old artist who owns a studio called Moshu Production said he had a passion for music when he started singing in choirs in church and schools while he was young.

He said it has been his dream to become a lecturer to teach young people about music.

“I started learning piano in church in 2006 and in the same year, I joined music production with the late Chembekezo Chakhadza; since then it has been my dream to train young people, especially girls in music production,” he said.

Shumba added that through his talent, he secured many opportunities such as working as a music lecturer at Music Crossroads Academy in Lilongwe.

“In addition to being lecturer, I have traveled to different countries and performed on big music shows around the world,” he said.

However, Moshu urged the youths to have passion and go for what they feel since it is more important than what others feel for them. He also urged girls to have confidence in music production since it is not only for boys.

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