Hey Hey Preacher is a contemporary Hip Hop and Spoken Word artist with a passion touching on social issues affecting my community in his poems. Born as, Leonard Takudzwa Mukwenga, he has always had a unique passion for standing up for others. He uses his art to advocate
By Plot Mhako
The poet recently released his new project titled Panze an animated poem that touches upon and brings to light the effects of the lockdown on the people of Zimbabwe, based on the poem by Hey Hey Preacher and produced by Kakic Universe
After being suffocated by the restrictions of the Lockdown, and reminiscing of better days, Hey Hey Preacher writes this powerful and emotional piece where he expresses his desire for the lockdown to end so he can go outside and be with his girlfriend and other loved ones.
He also touches on other issues and problems that were brought about by the lockdown such as Gender based and Domestic violence as well as the frustration of the working population. All of this wrapped up in beautiful shona wordplay and vernacular expressing the need to go outside.
Panze was animated by Kakic Universe, an emerging Zimbabwean based multimedia production house that takes pride in producing high quality products over various media that is animation, short films and illustrations. Their portfolio of productions includes the hilarious Long John: The Animated Show of multi-awarding winning Zimbabwean comedian Long John.