By Sam Banda Jnr:
Faith Mussa Wednesday marketed the country in the Netherlands with his musical script during the Innovating Justice Forum organised by Hague Institute for Innovating Law, having opened his chapter with a presentation on Monday.
The ‘Mdidi’ star made a presentation on music and access to justice and also shared his story on how he has used music in law, legal and related issues.
The forum’s theme is ‘Justice Innovation to Scale’.
Faith described the trip as a success and that he has been able to take his music to the Netherlands but also show the best of Malawi.
“It’s been great interacting with innovators from all over the world and how they use art to help society understand legal justice. All this is connected to me as an artist because of my legal background, music background and the use of technology as an innovative way to deliver serious messages to the society,” Faith said.
He said music is a strong tool that can be used to disseminate serious messages to the masses.
“Today I did two songs. Again we have been listening to pitches from 12 brilliant individuals from 12 different countries from all over the world,” the singer and guitarist said.
Innovators from all over the world applied to create innovations that would improve access to justice in their countries and from 500 applicants they sieved to have the final 12.
Faith was expected to leave the country Wednesday night for Zanzibar, Tanzania, to perform at Sauti za Busara Festival.
The artist will perform at the festival this coming weekend on February 9 and 10.
“I am looking forward to performing at Sauti za Busara Festival for the first time. It is my first time in Zanzibar and I am excited. Malawi will be well represented,” he said.
Last year the country was represented by Ernest Ikwanga, who is now based in Switzerland, and Lilongwe-based youthful group Mbanaye.
Several acts are set to light up the festival. They include Zimbabwe’s Mokoomba.