Gospel musician Blessing Matikwa sings on albinism discrimination
By Nyasha Nhau
UPCOMING artiste Blessing Matikwa has joined the fight against discrimination of people with disabilities and composed a track entitled “No to discrimination”
The album will be launched on his Facebook page on June 5 during the month of albinism.
“What motivated me to write this song is my passion for assisting people.
“After school l decided to take music as a career and l deem it fit to be a way of doing what l wanted to do in life.
With a passion to understand how people with albinism live, Matikwa did a research on the challenges they were facing.
“l realised that 60 percent of the women with albinism are being impregnated and men who then dump them
According to his findings discrimination usually affects them emotionally and also most children with albinism end up refusing to go to school because of discrimination in the institutions
“Because of all this I decided to write a song that would amplify their concerns so that the message reaches others, with my song l am targeting the general public so that they know what is albinism about,” added Matikwa.