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Enzo Ishall Criticised For Lyrics That Disempower Women

5 years agoSun, 05 May 2019 18:06:49 GMT
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Enzo Ishall Criticised For Lyrics That Disempower Women

Popular Zimdancehall artists Enzo Ishall, has been criticised for using language that disempower women in his music. Ishall shot to fame in 2018 with the songs Smart Rinotangira Kutsoka and Kanjiva.

According to an opinion piece in The Sunday Mail, the song Kanjiva has language that is disempowering to women. Said the article:

Artists such as Enzo Ishall in his famous song “Kanjiva” used language in a way that is disempowering to women. The song was initially meant to be enjoyed through the Kanjiva dance.

As the society we live in is a patriarchal society many men have changed that meaning to mean something completely different.

Combi drivers use “kanjiva” to refer to women they consider beautiful whilst calling those they consider less beautiful as “Kazizi.”

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In other words, the label of kazizi has the effect of reducing a woman’s self-confidence.

When we look at how Combi drivers use it to refer to light skinned women as “Kanjiva” that in a way takes away confidence in those women who are not as light skinned.

It’s rare for artists to sing about songs to do with how they define handsomeness in men.

It is always about how women ought to be for them to be defined as beautiful. That in itself destroys women’s confidence. It disempowers them in ways society fails to understand.

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