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Eastern Cape muso advocates change through song

New single is his way of opening up dialogue around abuse

Furah Dread says the world needs kindness and love, and he is sharing that through his music

How’s this for a positive change-maker?

Eastern Cape singer and songwriter Fundile Guqa, who goes by the stage name Furah Dread, is raising international  awareness of  gender-based violence and other forms of abuse through his music.

Guqa, 28, a reggae artist from KwaNdungu village, has released his third single, People Must Stop, Daily Dispatch reports.

Available on digital platforms since January, the song has had airplay from stations like 432 Hz radio in Paris and Bite radio in London.

“Everyone is affected by abuse. Women attack each other, children abuse their teachers, men abuse women and women abuse men,” Guqa said.

“This song pleads for all of that to stop.”

Guqa said he wrote the single in English so it could be more easily understood.

“I get calls from radio stations like one in Russia where I had to translate and explain what the song meant.”

Fundile Guqa

“My message is that we all need to do our best to fight people killing each other.

“My plan is to release more music to talk to people about peace and love.”

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