Music artistry is something that cannot be influenced by groups of people or individuals who hold an interest in a particular subject.
Artistry is a creative skill, brilliance and virtuosity that is so special that only an artist sending a particular message is able to explain what goes in their mind during, in the case of music, composition.
This is why politicians, in years gone by have tried but despairingly to stifle artistic expression.
Musicians are social evangelists whose music preaches in our society and it is not a coincidence that their artistry is used as mirror to reflect different societies.
From time to time they lace their lyrics with themes that are either sweet music to certain ears and bitter to others who hold different views and opinions.
It is disconcerting that a group of Zanu-PF youths, coalescing under the banner of Children of Zimbabwe War Veterans (Cozwa) find it offensive that it can issue threats to one of the country’s talented musicians, Mukudzei Mukombe, who is popularly known as Jah Prayzah.
Cozwa accuses Jah Prayzah of being sponsored to compose his music with lyrics that favour a faction rallying behind Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s reported presidential ambitions.