By HARBGUY MWAMBAZI –
A KABWE-based artiste, Secret Macs says there is need to groom young talented performers so that they penetrate the market.
Born Bathsheba Chimwemwe Mutakasha, Secret Macs says there are many untapped talents among young artistes in the country.
The young upcoming female artiste said more needed to be done in the industry to support upcoming artistes so that they effectively showcase their talent.
“I feel more efforts needs to be done to ensure that young artistes, especially girls, are given a platform on a consistent basis. Coming from Kabwe, I can’t complain much as I have had radio stations to support me by playing my songs, but overall sponsorship and support is needed to help us young artistes to flourish,” she said.
Mutakasha, a grade 11 student at High Ridge secondary school in Kabwe, is also a role model for the ‘Tikambe Natulande’ community youth organisation.
At just 18 years of age, the young talented musician has gotten the ball rolling by causing a buzz on social media and in the music industry with her singing.
She was inspired by her elder sister to join the music industry.
“My elder sister inspired me to get into music as she also loved singing. We made a song entitled ‘Ninkala’ which spoke about growing up, being in love till death does us apart,” she said.
Her hunger to venture in music has had a directinfluence from her current producer who has helped and guided her to key.
“I had recently stopped music for almost a year, but was encouraged to
get back into it once again upon meeting my current producer Chris
Kellah. He has been a good guide for me, as he tells me when my voice is off key in the studio as well as what to do and what not to do,” she said.
Secret Macs recently had the chance to work with one of Zambia’s popularartiste from Kabwe, Yo Maps, on a song called “Opportunity”.
The song talks about hard work and the need for one to invest in something persistently as opposed to being lazy.
She this year plans to flood her fans with good music, with the themeto educate her fellow youths on the importance of hard work.
“My plans for the rest of the year are to deliver good music to the people and educate my fellow youths about the importance of working hard in life. In fact my latest single featuring Zambian hip-hop artist Jemax is coming out soon. I will also release my first Extended
Play (EP) of six tracks, which will have different African vibes including the Amapiano ,” she said
Her producer Chris Kellah says the music for the young artiste was aimed at inspiring and educating other boys and girls to embrace hard work and persistence.