Nehanda statue becomes instant attraction

by | Jun 15, 2021 | Entertainment | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Mbuya Nehanda`s statue, which was commissioned last week has blended easily with the city aesthetic in Harare.

When the statue was unveiled, some keyboard engineers tried to cast aspersions on the spectacle clutching at straws to discredit the work of art and pristine workmanship.

However, the obedience of time was again at play as Zimbabweans defied predictions by prophets of doom who had tried to decampaign the erection of the statue.

Hundreds of citizens throng the statue to take pictures and videos for their social media.
The latest Zimbabwean citizen to endorse the statue is high-riding dancehall singer Poptain who used the Mbuya Nehanda statue as the backdrop in his latest video.

The song was released yesterday.
Sunda is a motivational and dance song produced by Complex Music. “Sunda” is also a shonabword which means “push” in English.

In the song, Poptain encourages people not to give up so easily especially when we are purpose driven.
His message of resilience, connects with the ideology that drove Charwe Nyakasikana (Mbuya Nehanda) to resist the overtures to get her to convert by white settlers.

Poptain`s endorsement of a major attraction in his city is similar to what American rapper Jay Z and Alicia Keys showed when they filmed some scenes of their song ‘Empire State of Mind’ at Times Square.

Times Square – iconified as “The Crossroads of the World”, “The Center of the Universe”, and the “The Great White Way” – is the brightly illuminated hub of the Broadway Theater District, one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry.