By: Staff Writer
One of Malawi’s unsung positive music wunderkind, Sniper, has dropped visuals for his debut song ‘jah knows’ in which he has exposed disgusting poverty lived by some Malawians.
The video which has been directed by 2la of downtown multimedia was shot in Mzuzu and some parts of Mzimba, Nkhatabay and Rumphi.
In the visuals, real poor people are seen living in destitution without food, shelter and access to almost anything.
Children are seen sent back from school because of poverty and others who are in school are seen learning under trees.
In an interview, the marvelous hit maker disclosed that he decided to expose levels of poverty in the country because politicians and the media paints a false picture on the levels of poverty lived by people.
“I’ve lived and experienced poverty. I’m moved with the ranks of poverty. Poverty is a general term but it varies from person to person,” said the University of Livingstonia scholar.
He added: “I’ve seen intelligent people dropping out of school because of a mere MK100 for report card. I’ve seen women sending children into prostitution just to make ends meet. There’s real poverty out there.”
In the video which will be available after official premiering on Trace Africa on Friday this week, Sniper shows how people in Mzuzu drink water from unprotected sources.
“That is in Sonda, Mzuzu. People drinking from shallow wells with wild animals. Imagine if that’s the case in the city, what is happening in Mphompha? We’re living a life like animals,” fumed Sniper who is also running a movement that aims at bringing girls back to school.
In the video, the 22 year old prolific legend also shows how money defeats justice by revealing how free people who raped women and girls at Msundwe in Lilongwe are in the country.
He also questions what is taking long for culprits who murdered Issah Njauju and Robert Chasowa to be brought to book.
“If we all had money. There wouldn’t have been prisons in Malawi. But, now that many are poor. Those structures are set up for them. The rich are sacred cows,” he ranted.
The audio to the song can be accessed by sending ‘jah knows’ to 0 880 00 10 38.