There are several songs that have come out over the years speaking volumes of motherhood and the good works they do to the society.
Artists such as Anne Matumbi have crafted songs such as ‘Amayi’ which are played frequently during Mothers’ Day which this year falls on Friday.
Then there are songs such as ‘Sweet Mother’, a track by Nigerian and Cameroonian singer Prince Nico Mbarga and his band Rocafil Jazz, which remains one of the most popular.
And on Monday, Sisterhood, a Christian team, added to the list of the several songs of praise for motherhood releasing ‘Zikomo’.
Sisterhood came together in 2012. They are not musicians but rather came together to be doing charity activities as well as having fun together.
This year, the group decided to contribute towards Mothers’ Day in a special way.
“We discussed what mothers go through during the entire motherhood and this is where an idea of a song came out,” one of the members Gertrude Chatha said.
She said the team has a member—Phelire Malongo, who is a musician, who managed to compose the song in reference to the discussion that the members had.
“The message in the song hangs on three themes, the resilience of mothers during entire process of parenthood. Many more mothers died, but what they planted in their children still lives to date and the realisation that you cannot be called a mother without the father figure,” Chatha said.
The reggae track was produced by Ralph Ching’amba with the music video done by Moses Wilesi.
“The team has six members who sang out of 15 members but some supported with cash for us to be able to produce this track,” she said.
Chatha said they were thankful to people who have supported them by buying the track.
“We are planning to support a few widowers in Blantyre basing on what we will manage to collect by October 14 2021. We decided to honour widowers because everyone is focusing on mothers but our line of thinking is to respect men as well, they are our heroes as we celebrate Mothers’ Day,” she said.