The Star (Nairobi)

11 January 2013

Kenya: Nyota Releases Her Peace Song

Nyota Ndogo recently released a spanking new song, Tunataka Amani, which highlights the cost of violence. ( Resource: Nyota Ndogo - Amani Tunataka

Coast based songstress, Nyota Ndogo has released her peace song that highlights the ills that Kenyans suffered during the 2007-2008 post poll violence.

Titled Tunataka Amani the single is about a child who has lost the mother to the tribal cleansing cruelty and doesn't understand why he cannot breastfeed.

"The song also aims to show that the person we live together with is now more that just a neighbour but are now brothers and sisters. They are the ones you run to when you have run out of salt or unga," Nyota said.

She added that the video to the single will be released on January 18 at the Alliance Francaise in Mombasa.

Initially Nyota had promised to provide the single free to all but says that is not possible.

"My dream was to provide it for free so that the message would reach a wider audience. But that is not possible, I thought I would get a sponsor but since that is not forthcoming Subsahara will help me to distribute it at an affordable fee," she explained.

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