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NEW MUSIC: “MUNYEPI” By Zimbabwean artists, Riffi & .R. Dedicated To The Young, Gifted & African!

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I got chills when I listened to this track!

And of course I wept….

From up-coming South African-based Zimbabwean artists, Clifford Machingaifa a.k.a Riffi and Rutendo Denise Mutsamwira a.k.a .R. comes this neo-soulish single, “Munyepi” [Liar in the Shona language]

Artwork for Munyepi

The lyrics are epic and thoughtful and forthright and so relevant. They speak to an entire generation and a youthful continent:

Born with talents, incredibly intense,

You were created to serve a purpose

To serve a purpose

You say, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous….?

Who are you not to…

Make manifest the glory within you

The glory within you…

Ndaneta…[I am tired]

Ndaneta nezwe mapepa nhau…[I am tired of mainstream media]

Zwenana Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood, lying kuti runako rwakaitaseyi

Fuelling our insecurities, prejudice, stereotypes



Confound our esteem to hide their infirmy

The art of objurgation

The culture of corruption



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The lyrics speak powerfully to the young, gifted and African generation!

I adore .R. [Rutendo] in so many ways! She recently sent an email that speaks to the artist that she is and is becoming….

Dear Farai, Davina Green…[others omitted for their privacy]

Firstly, sorry for flooding your inbox with this but I chose each and everyone of you specifically for the impact you’ve had on my life.

Whether we’ve known each other for years, or only had one encounter or interaction, I just had to THANK YOU for the immeasurable amount of inspiration you’ve given me.

You may not remember what it was you said to me / did for me. However, I cannot, even if my life depended on it, forget the way you made me feel. Like a frickin G!

Thank you.

PLEASE, PLEASE support “Munyepi” when it drops officially on iTunes in August!

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.

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