Suffix Collabs For Anti-Rape Anthem

A worthy cause to fight Gender-Based Violence

By  | Nov 22, 2020, 12:59 PM  | Shepard Bushiri  | Top of The

The young and energetic artist Suffix, real name Aubrey Ghambi is a Lilongwe-based musician who has stamped himself as a religious artist who, in his own words...he does all things as an artist is that one day he should gladly see Jesus.

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Being no stranger to working on social causes, it is no surprise that the young artist collaborated with Global Health Corps and Women Lawyers Association for this equally worthy cause.

The Malawian afro-rap artist has two critically acclaimed bodies of work under his name, that has catapulted him onto the hip-hop map; Dethrone EP and D.O.S mixtape. He has shared stages with some of the most world’s renowned worship leaders Don Moen and Grammy-nominated Da’ T.R.U.T.H. In 2016 Suffix won best gospel act at UMP Awards and was named Malawi’s hottest MC by MTV Base, he then later In 2017 won Video of Excellence at African Gospel Music and Media Awards (AGMMA).

He has partnered with Kelvin Sings and Robert Chiwamba, Robert Chiwamba who shared a long thread about how humbling and educational the whole musical project was for him.

"AN APOLOGY FOR MY TWEETS AND POST ON RAPE AND WITHDRAWAL FROM THE ANTI-RAPE ANTHEM #Thread
I initiated a discussion on rape on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to have people's views on why the rates of rape cases were increasing despite efforts against the same"

"I published my findings and gave out my opinion on Facebook and Twitter based on the findings. From the feedback, I realised that I made an error. Instead of condemning the rapists, I blamed the victim. Following the feedback and having realised my mistake, I deleted my post."

"Unfortunately, I did not issue an apology. Few weeks later, I was approached by Global Health Corps Malawi Alumni and their partners (Women Lawyers Association, SRHR Alliance among others)  who asked if it were possible for me to volunteer my art and identify and convince others to volunteer their art too to come up with an art piece that was to condemn rape and disseminate awareness on the same. 

"This project resonated with my position on rape, defilement and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) which is that GBV is a crime & that there can be no excuse for it. This position is reflected in many of my earlier posts on social media, thus this project offered me an opportunity to right the wrong of that particular social media post referred to above. Seeing the importance of this exercise and the role that my art plays"

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