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Zimbabwean singer Edith We Utonga
Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe

My Song: Edith We Utonga challenging leadership in Zimbabwe

Published on : 6 March 2014 - 5:51pm | By RNW Africa Desk (Photo: HIFA)
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Zimbabwean singer Edith We Utonga has been called confrontational, too outspoken and arrogant. The slams have usually come after speaking her mind on topics like the one she explores on ‘Hutungamiri’. The Shona name for her track means ‘leadership’, a concept that she finds paradoxical because it means, as she puts it: “moving forward, but constantly looking back because you must move with the people that are backing you up”.

In this week’s episode of My Song, We Utonga talks about her rather politically controversial song. She also shares her hopes for it to serve as a talking point for leadership in any situation.

Produced by Thomas Madhuku

Every week, My Song showcases the personal stories behind the songs of Africa’s most compelling musicians. You’ll hear these musicians in their own words. No presenter, no interviewer – nothing to get in the way. Just African voices on African music.

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Angelina 6 May 2014 - 8:47am

Leadership in Zimbabwe is a great achievement. Career in singing is really good but it is quite difficult. For this a person should posses talent and skill. With this getting an appropriate platform to show our talent and appreciation is very important for a career oriented person. It feel nice to read this blog. Career transition coaching

Anonymous 30 March 2014 - 12:45am / Sierra Leone

A song for rape victims

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