Zambia U.S. Alumni Exchange Association _ Chaka Nyathando, aka ‘Pompi’

Mr. Chaka Nyathando, aka ‘Pompi’, took part in the “Hip Hop and Civic Engagement” IVLP program. Nationally acknowledged as one of the leading young innovators in the Zambian hip hop market, his enthusiasm for music and expect both Zambian and African youth provides an effective option to the dominating unfavorable hip hop stereotypes. He thinks that music is a tool for nationwide branding that can likewise act as a medium for cultural modeling and youthempowerment Pompi has actually regularly held an excellent public and individual image, and is a favorable and popular impact on the youth of country. His lyrics welcome Zambian culture and life in a positive light and his music is helpful and instructional; it intentionally does not propagate violence nor demean and disrespect ladies, a concern in direct connection to Objective Zambia’s existing MSRP objective of ladiesempowerment Pompi’s media interviews are constantly articulate and typically inspiring, because he provides a sense of political awareness to youths and inspires them towards self-improvement. The youth of Zambia were likewise exceptionally prominent in the current 2011 Zambian governmental elections, and artists consisting of Pompi contributed in motivating safe and non-violent youth involvement. Pompi’s appeal has actually passed through nationwide borders and his works have actually been acknowledged on an all African level. His video have actually used industrial channels such as MTV Base and Channel O (where he rounded off in the Primary area as the Young and Gifted African in 2009). He was acknowledged by his fellow Zambian artists as “Best Independent Artist of 2011” and won the Born and Reproduced Award for finest Gospel video. He has actually likewise been commemorated by numerous African leaders consisting of Chief Igbinedion of Nigeria, Benin State, Prince Africa Zulu of South Africa, and the Fourth president of Zambia, His Excellency Rupiah Banda.


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