Collectivism or individualism!

What have we become!

Where is the strong sense of family, and shared ownership within the community?

A child irrespective of father or mother was viewed as part of one big family, and identified as a gift to the tribe.

Mother……a term given to women, not just to those who have biological or adopted children

but to elderly women with the responsibility of passing down culture and values to the next generation.

It takes a village to raise a child.

This is a statement true to many Africans, Africans who recognise a shift in how our children are raised today.

It takes a village to raise a child.

Men to show boys what manhood looks like in the 21st Century, and how to leave a legacy that sets a benchmark for the next generation of men to surpass.

Women to teach girls the honour, power, and influence they have in making history and contributing to values within a society.


A culture, steadily evolving, and transforming to keep what is relevant in the 21st Century without forgetting the values upon which our former people designed their own complex, and often misunderstood heritage.

A rich people, with values different to the current narrative portrayed and commercialised .

It takes a village to change the narrative, and art to be the lens through which

this is made possible.

It takes a village

by Dr Sepo Musokotwane | Voiced by: Jarrel Thompson, Miss Hope, Mwiya Musokotwane. Music producer: Prince Mhlanga

Sepo was inspired by ‘Kalanga’ an art piece created by Raphael Chilufya that depicts a celebration of a harvest dance from the people of Kalanga where Nkwashi, a satellite town in Lusaka, Zambia is situated, and where Chena will contribute to building Nkwashi through Art.


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