South Sudan artist plead for peace

South Sudanese musician, Kizito Candido Ali Wako/ Photo by James Innocent

By James Innocent Ali

A South Sudanese artist known as Kizito Candido Ali Wako in his music titled “Beledi mata kore” pleaded for peace and love in South Sudan for the people to develop the youngest nation.

“If there is love as Jesus said that the greater commandment is love and when we love one another, definitely we will be in peace and everything that we need and even development itself we will get through with and in love there is forgiveness and reconciliation,” he says.

Kizito revealed that he started singing right from Yei in 1979 with his first song being Kalini; meaning leave me alone when translated into Arabic. The song was produced using a guitar as the main source of producing the music.

“During that time it was hard compared to nowadays where each musician can produce using a computer and other advanced machines and later on I produced another song; Beledi mata kore which was my hit song,” he points.

The musician also pointed out that they faced a lot of difficulties in selling their music outside the world as many singers have a lot of songs produced using computer devices.

He also mentioned that they have challenges in promotion of their music by some of the media houses in playing their music especially by some radio presenters who are not familiar with them. 

He was giving his musical experience and challenges in an exclusive interview in Yei River County of Central Equatoria state during the installation of the second Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Yei.    

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