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Stunner criticises educational model

By Blessing Masakadza

Flamboyant rapper Desmond Chideme aka Stunner’s music has matured over the years as amplified by his song lyrics.

Stunner on stage with Baba Shupi
Stunner on stage with Baba Shupi

Controversial as he may be, his views on the real world are, however, genuine and in his 2018 song titled Mainidiitisa, Stunner delves on the country’s educational system which he believes is not in tandem with day to day living.

He explores education from primary up to Advanced Level saying today’s education does not encompass survival skills in the real world.

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“a,e,I,o,u to za, ze,zi,zo,zu haaisikuunza mabasa, tell me what am I to do….

“High school dai ndaive hwiza ndakajamba mupanda irikushandei, dai ndaiziva ndakaramba. . .,” he sings.

In the song, he says children are not being taught to be entrepreneurs but only to focus on getting a good job after school.

He said these days people are surviving on hustling, something that is not taught in the conventional educational curriculum.

“Tirikurarama nemadhiri aisava mu social science, taakuda subject rema zhets. . .,” he sings.

The education debate has been going on with some calling for the change in the curriculum to include real life skills.

Of late contemporary musicians have been delving in issues that affect people in their day to day lives.

Another Rapper Yoz, real name Kennedy Simbanegavi also came with a song titled Letter to ED which is a plea to the authorities to give an eye to factors affecting the majority.

Rapper Noble Stylz also touched on several issues in his music with songs touching on issues on the survival of people with songs such as

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