Judy Yo, Chef light up Triple V gig
Published On January 21, 2016 » 2636 Views» By Hildah Lumba » Entertainment, Music
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By CHRISTINE MWAABA –

ZAMBIA National Women’s Lobby (ZNWLG) Triple V musical concert set Mutambe grounds in Mandevu Township in Lusaka ablaze with RnB female artiste Judy Yo and Chef 187 last weekend.
The Triple V musical concert was organised to educate young people on the importance of registration, verifying and voting process.
The concert is meant to encourage young people who have just attained the age of acquiring  National Registration Cards (NRCs) and voters’ cards to participate in voting.
It aims at making young people realise the need to register as voters ahead of the 2016 tripartite elections.
ZNWLG executive director Juliet Chibuta said the more educated a person is, the more likely they are to vote.
“Education has the strongest impact on participation as it provides people with background knowledge on how the political system works and how the action of voting is connected with the realities of people’s lives,” she said.
She said young voters do not care about politics, and do not get involved, hence the setting up of the Triple V musical concert where music stars will work towards engaging their young fans.
Chibuta said the musicians will act as envoys after being trained as Triple V ambassadors in order to identify a problem in real time and fix it.
“After seeing that the participation of young voters can contribute positively, the organisation has since seen the need to reach out to more young people,” she said.
She said ZNWLG had observed that young people are well informed when they are educated by their fellow peers, thus the reason why the organisation is working with musicians to encourage young people to participate in the voting process.
Chibuta says this is the reason why the organisation thought of working with the musicians to deliver the message and at the same time provide entertainment coupled with education.
Performances from music diva Judy Yo and Chef 187, also known as the Numerouno, played a significant role in getting the young eligible voters to value their constitutional right to vote.
The crowd was mesmerised to listen to the educative messages from the musicians who engaged them by asking questions related to the electoral process.
There were no dull moments, especially when Judy sang her well known tracks like Ulipalo, Anaka, Chikawama, among others, while the Kopala swag musician, Chef, performed his trademark Big Shofolo and 99 Jobs.
The famous Kopala dances got the crowd to sing and dance along to Chef 187’s beats.
The Triple V concert simply stands for Vote, Victory and Voice.

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