Lights, camera, do good!

Unathi Jongihlathi

A BUDDING Zwide township record label, Xhos’ Kamp Records, is all set to shoot a music video on World Aids Day on December 1 with the aim to give back to Nelson Mandela Bay communities.

Signed under the record label, the spaza hip-hop group 99c featuring Lwazi Mo Mahashe, will shoot the video to their track Kilimanjaro. The group aim to “ease the hearts and minds of those infected and affected by the HIV/Aids virus” through their music.

The video will feature all the Xhos’ Kamp “family”, orphans and HIV/Aids-infected children from the Nobulali soup kitchen in Zwide.

Mahashe, who is also an assistant producer of Xhos’ Kamp Records, said: “By this track we are trying to make people see and understand life and its difficulties.

“We want to highlight that life has different obstacles and with a positive mindset we can conquer those obstacles, just like climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.”

The Xhos’ Kamp family will not only entertain and educate the children but will also hand over clothes and food parcels.

“We embrace community development, Christian services, comradeship and consecration,” founder and producer of the record label, Luyanda Gqalane, said.

“This group of youngsters have been giving talks and performances ‘to give back to the communities in the Bay’.

“We have performed at the St Albans Maximum Prison, Demi’s Train, and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home just to show that we commit ourselves to community activities and want poverty-stricken and orphaned people to see life in a different way with hopes and possibilities,” Gqalane said.

“We also have a box placed at KQ FM in Zwide for clothes donations,” he said.

The video will be filmed at the Zwide rent office and the Ekuphumleni Old Age Home.

People who would like to help with any donations for the children can contact Luyanda Gqalane on 071-729-3915.

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