In the past, running a blog in a Zambian rural setting could have been perceived as a far fetched dream, but not anymore as youths like Choma-based music blogger Hope Munkute, otherwise known as DJ Wolf (above), have come to embrace this (blogging) information medium to create a difference in society.
The 26-year-old blogger who is based in Choma’s Macha area and runs a Zambian music blog tells the Education Post that coming up with such a thing was a testimony that Zambian youths in rural settings had come to embrace the technological advancements taking place world over.
“Blogging boosts one’s self esteem. Since I was introduced to blogging by an Australian friend, as a youth, I have used my blog to express myself, share my passion and explain music the way I see it. The area I am coming from is a rural place but with the good internet connectivity that is there, I have been able to do something beneficial and contribute something positive to the Zambian music industry,” says Hope. Hope adds that he set up the blog as a way of contributing something to the Zambian music industry.
“I have always been into music and by coming up with this blog, I thought I could update the happenings in the Zambian music scene and share it with the world out there.On my site, I promote Zambian artists especially unsigned by profiling them, and the music they do. The response by those following my blog has been overwhelming” says Hope, otherwise known as DJ Wolf.
Hope says since setting up his blog in 2007, the blog has received overwhelming response from its followers,adding that some Zambian artists based in the United States had contacted his blog to have their music marketed.
Hope, who also works as a Monitor and Evaluation officer at Macha Hospital, advises youths to take advantage of the internet and use it creatively. “Youths should use the internet for creative things, business ventures and getting new ideas,” says Hope who is also a radio presenter at Radio Macha.
info courtesy Weekend Post