Gonyeti Calls For Unity Among Female Artists
Contemporary musician and former Third Generation band member, Pamela Zulu popularly known as Gonyeti has called for unity among female artists for them to have life in their existence in the art
Gonyeti who has two albums to her name has been struggling to get support but is convinced that unity among female musicians will turn things around.
According to Zulu, many female musicians are doing well but are struggling to get recognition and often playing second fiddle to their male counterparts.
“We need push for better opportunities for female musicians, Africa has in the past witnessed powerful women in late Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chakachaka and Miriam Makeba who made it under difficult situation conditions and as the new generation, we need to push harder to make names for ourselves,” said Zulu.
She added that the few women who seem to be doing well are not supporting others to also sail through the stormy waters.
“In Zimbabwe people who are doing big things are women but they are looking for top things and not looking for grounded products to invest, we should shun jealousy and strive to unite as female musicians,” said Gonyeti.
The former Third Generation dancer and backing vocalist said female artists are omitted from big music concerts such as the traditional big five which features men, and to Zulu this is despite the fact that there are female musicians who are doing better than men.
“Almost every week there are music events hosted but you hardly find a female musician and that is why I am saying we need to stand for each other as female musicians,” said Gonyeti.
She challenged other female artist to work in one accord.
“As female artists, we must work with unity so that we will build our empire, to be strong so that other upcoming girls can have something big to look up to. We should work together and have collaborations and push each other because the women empire is on the rise” added Gonyeti.
Gonyeti leads a band called The Horse Power and is managed by former Third Generation band manager Filda Muchabaiwa.