LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow ) —Malawi’s leading hip-hop artist Gwamba will perform the UNFPA Safeguard Young People (SYP) album launch slated for August 12 in Johannesburg in South Africa.

Gwamba, the UNFPA Malawi SYP ambassador will perform at the event alongside Botswana’s Zeus, Lesotho’s Stlofa, Swaziland’s KrTC, Zambian Kaliwo, Zimbabwean Brian and The Dogg from Namibia, who are also SYP ambassadors in their countries.

The eight musicians recorded the album in April and the project comprises two group tracks and solos from each of them.

They have also done a song together called “We Will.

The Malawian artists says he is “very excited” that he will be performing at SYP album launch

Gwamba’s trip to South Africa comes just after the release of the song “Siuli Wekha”, a UNFPA Malawi theme song that features him, Third Eye, Young Kay, Piksy, Faith Mussa and Nesnes promoting the rights of a girl child.

He was appointed UNFPA Malawi ambassador in November 2014 after releasing a series of hit singles from 2013, the year he won the Best Hip-Hop/Rap award. His ambassadorship has taken him to several countries across the SADC region.

The UNFPA is supporting the implementation of the regional SYP development programme which aims to empower adolescents and the youth, with a special focus on adolescent girls; protecting them from STIs such as HIV, unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortions, early marriages, harmful cultural practices, gender-based violence and to promote equitable gender norms.