Gwanda poet 'Nqindi' finally records poems

Gwanda poet 'Nqindi' finally records poems
Published: 12 March 2017 (2593 Views)

Popular Gwanda poet, Lerato "Nqindi" Ndlovu (pictured) says his debut project of recorded poems is doing well, as evidenced by great demand for the CD that contains recorded poems, which include a house track.

Nqindi said he was delighted that people from Gwanda were supporting the project.

"I am happy that the CD will go far, to places that I can't reach and it has been spread to a lot of places. I hear in Botswana the CD is on demand. So we are planning to take it there," he said.

"The CD costs $3 so that I raise R4 000 to pay the recording studio that produced it. I want to send 1 000 copies to Bulawayo and other places, so that more people get to know of my works."

His manager, Dickens Mathe confirmed that the eight-track album titled Izibongo Zenduna Part 1 was out and the people in Gwanda appreciated the poet's work.

"The CD has been distributed in Zimbabwe, starting from Beitbridge to Bulawayo. I have copies in Beitbridge, Nqindi has copies in Gwanda and other copies are in South Africa with our consultancy Usungulo Arts," said Mathe.

"So far, Gwanda has appreciated the CD and it's selling like hot cakes."

Mathe said fans now wanted a DVD album.

"They cannot wait for the DVD album. Educational centres are delighted too and we are working on the DVD. We haven't been given the greenlight by education authorities to visit schools, but we are engaging them,"he said.

Mathe said the aim of school visits was to marry literature and performance poetry as most of the literature is in closet form, which makes it difficult for students to understand.

South Africa-based Usungulo Arts founder Future Moyo, said the next step was to set up the Nqindi Poetry Foundation to help salvage oral literature through performances.

"The foundation is meant to honour Nqindi and it will sponsor poetry competitions in the Matabeleland region. Our wish is for Nqindi to be a mentor or role model for upcoming poets," Moyo said.

"With the introduction of arts and culture as a subject in schools, students and teachers are in need of rich resources such as Nqindi."

- the standard

Tags: Nqindi, Poem, Poet,
 1

You May Like These Videos

Comments

Latest stories

ZCTU calls for resignation of Minister Gumbo

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 96 Views

Mnangagwa has to deliver and, urgently too

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 128 Views

Zanu-PF dictatorship, ideological dominance

by Vivid Gwede | 19 October 2018 | 83 Views

ZCTU, why spare Bulawayo council over rates hike

by Conway Tutani | 19 October 2018 | 69 Views

Motlanthe Commission risks playing into Zanu-PF agenda

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 98 Views

Councils challenged to generate own income

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 59 Views

Zimbabwe gender parity misses 50% mark, says Mohadi

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 49 Views

Zanu-PF official, sangoma jailed over pangolin scales

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 67 Views

Mliswa mocks Gender Commission

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 66 Views

Police harass senior Masvingo journalist

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 50 Views

Zimbabwe gold exports decline by 21%

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 71 Views

Zimbabwe drops in World Economic Forum rankings

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 62 Views

Village Inn exonerates Supa Mandiwanzira

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 54 Views

Zimbabwe army killings probe hots up

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 66 Views

Mthuli Ncube's 2% tax sparks confusion

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 66 Views

'ConCourt ruling to open floodgates of demos'

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 67 Views

'Zimbabwe diesel demand strikingly increasing'

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 48 Views

Tsvangirai estate sued

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 64 Views

Drug shortages hit Bulawayo hospitals

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 44 Views

Beitbridge outlines modernisation plan

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 49 Views

Wicknell Chivayo applies for discharge

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 36 Views

'Mangudya deserves our support'

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 32 Views

Zim man to stand trial in another twitter-related arrest

by Stephe Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 29 Views

Chamisa seeing ghosts, says army

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 118 Views

Deputy Minister demand evidence on $15 billion externalization

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 58 Views

Military working with police in law maintenance - Matemadanda

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 55 Views

Deputy minister Madiro encourages people to report incest cases

by Stephen Jakes | 19 October 2018 | 41 Views

Professor Manyureke under attack over her questions

by Sithabile Mafu | 19 October 2018 | 64 Views

Komichi demands V11 forms from ZEC

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 152 Views

Pupil misses exam after teacher's lashing

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 111 Views

Teacher, money-changer, fuel dealer, thigh vendor - all rolled in one

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 133 Views

Tsvangirai's girlfriend on police wanted list

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 142 Views

Betting house drops Ecocash, bond notes

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 90 Views

Mistress slapped with $25,000 suit

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 75 Views

Man disfigures ex-wife's face

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 67 Views

Wife crushes prophet's jewels

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 82 Views

Zimbabwe post-poll violence probe team assesses damages

by Staff reporter | 19 October 2018 | 70 Views