By Tiyese Monjeza:
Renowned rapper Fredokiss has challenged youth in the country to aim high and use their talents to create employment.
The artist said youths should be vibrant and use their talents as a source of income and ably become self-reliant.
The ‘Dear Jah Jah’ creator made the remarks recently in Zomba during commemoration of International Youth Day organised by Leadership for Environmental and Development (Lead), where he was a guest of honour.
“When God gives you talent for example to be a musician or actor, one needs to look at it from a different perspective and then use it to change the world for the better,” Fredokiss said.
He said apart from using the various talents to entertain people, youths also need to utilise their talents to address challenges rocking the nation.
The artist, who interacted with the youths and briefly performed, urged youths to desist from immoral behaviours such as engaging in drug and substance abuse.
Lead Board Chairperson Jimmy Namangale hailed Fredokiss for taking time out to motivate fellow youths.
Namangale called upon the government and other players to empower youths by including them in the formulation of the country’s policies as well as implementation of developmental activities.
‘We have the Malawi 2063 vision which has outlined aspirations and goals which we want to achieve, but this vision will require participation of youths if we are to fulfil these goals,” he said.
Namangale said most of the youth are active and that they should be utilised in various areas such as agriculture and environmental conservation which are important pillars for the country’s development.
Apart from drama and music performances, there was also a panel discussion during the commemoration.