MUKWIMA CHILALA Writes
Zambian hip hop artiste Marky 2 has been appointed brand ambassador of Eden University.
And Eden University has also awarded the artiste whose real name is Mulaza Kaira with a Scholarship to study for a diploma in business management and leadership.
University executive director Kelvin Kaunda said the Institution had given Macky2 a scholarship as a way of supporting artistes.
Kaunda said the move was aimed at honoring one of Zambia’s own celebrated artistes.
“As a university we’ve decided to come on board to offer Macky2 with a scholarship in one of our best programs and that’s a post graduate diploma in business leadership and management.This is a new program, most of you may not be aware of this program,” Kaunda said.
“We have been able to attract the best minds that will participate in instructing this particular program. Chibamba Kanyama, Professor Plo Lumumba, will be some of the lecturers in this particular program.”
And Marky2 expressed gratitude to the university for the opportunity and said educating him will contribute to the arts industry in Zambia.
“As musicians, I’ve always said this a number of times, it’s not only about entertaining people it’s also about informing people, it’s also about educating people, it’s also about inspiring people. How can you educate when you’re not educated. And obviously education is not only about school, it’s every single day we strive to better ourselves to learn. They say knowledge is power, so everyday we try and get as much education as possible,” he said.
“As you are all aware music is not a hobby to some of us, it’s a business that feeds our families, it’s a business that contributes to the growth of our country. Everything we’ve learnt about America, China, all these other countries we’ve known through art. Through movies, through music.”
The Ceremony was held at Eden University main campus on Tuesday after which the artiste was taken on a tour of the school.