‘Let’s have a culture of buying original CDs’

The Chronicle

Michael Magoronga, Midlands Correspondent
Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Minister, Kirsty Coventry has urged stakeholders to shun piracy and have a tradition of respecting mental property rights by means of shopping for authentic CDs as a method of supporting native artistes.

In a speech learn on her behalf by the performing everlasting secretary within the ministry, Benson Dube at musician Bob Nyabinde’s birthday celebrations in Kwekwe final weekend, Minister Coventry stated the Authorities stays dedicated to offering a protected working house for the humanities sector.

“I need to encourage our stakeholders to maintain on supporting our artistes and proceed to have a tradition of respecting mental property rights.

Allow us to purchase real music disks and shun pirated copies.

“Allow us to proceed to assist the Authorities in offering dignified workplaces within the type of multi-purpose services for the humanities sector in all our 10 provinces,” she stated.

Minister Coventry stated it was vital to honour artistes like Nyabinde whereas they had been nonetheless alive.

On this regard, she stated the annual Winter Jazz Competition will probably be named after the musician as a method of honouring his contribution to the inventive sector.

Dubbed ‘Bob Nyabinde @67, celebrating the lifetime of an icon’, the birthday celebrations had been attended by stakeholders from the humanities sector from throughout the nation.

Fellow musicians like Victor Kunonga, Terry the Bliss, Tongai Obert Moyo, Agga Nyabinde, Albert Nyathi, Man Soul Jah and Bantuman I had been in attendance.

Oliver Mtukudzi’s widowDaisy and promoter Josh Hozheri additionally graced the celebrations that had been held at King Solomon’s Lodge.

An all-night bash adopted at The Lit which noticed performances from Tongai Obert Moyo, Agga Nyabinde, Trevor the One, Bantuman I, Killaman and Younger Junita thrilling followers for the higher a part of the night time.

Nyabinde challenged the Authorities to help in curbing piracy saying it’s destroying the music business.

“Piracy is the most important problem that we face as musicians.

We may go for a few years, however nonetheless don’t have anything to indicate for it.

I want the Authorities may do one thing to place an finish to piracy,” he stated.

He stated he was elated for being honoured whereas he’s alive.

“Most musicians are honoured after they die, however I’ve been honoured whereas I’m alive.

I’m grateful to organisers of this operate. Could you do it for a lot of extra artistes,” he stated.

Nyabinde, who was identified with diabetes lately, rose to fame within the early 2000s following the discharge of his debut album Pane Nyaya, which he launched whereas he was nonetheless a trainer.

It earned him the title The Headmaster.

In true headmaster vogue, Nyabinde helped usher in plenty of artistes within the music scene.

His celebrations that had been within the type of a fundraising birthday bash had been a collaboration of the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Artwork and Recreation, the Nationwide Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) and artistes from Midlands.

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