NEWS | POETRY
By Dadcorf Jnr
At the age of 16, like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, young Essyvert real name Esther Ndhlozi is slowly proving to the world that she is becoming a young queen of Nyasa in the poetry industry.
The Mzuzu based young poet has braved the giant dominated poetry industry to announce that she will release her first Extended Playlist-EP dubbed ‘SHE’ on 1st June 2020.
Tender, calm perhaps one can say very innocent but when it comes to spoken word poetry the young poet ‘a darling to a pen and paper’ grows tall to face the world like a fearless hungry lion on a hunt. She means business.
Essyvert, who started writing poems at the age of 12, reveals that “SHE” has been structured with two positive meanings which are the main pillars of the project.
“I chose SHE because most of the pieces in the EP are based on a girl’s perspective and SHE is an abbreviation of So Here comes Essyvert; one way of introducing myself to the entertainment industry.” She said.
Three motives, according to Essyvert, pushed her to come up with the EP, one of which is to satisfy her wish of becoming an agent for social Change.
“As a youth, I think this is one of many ways we can make our voices be heard by authorities, so this is it. I’m very sure that issues being articulated in this EP are not only the work of my voice by also these are Voices of the voiceless,” she articulates.
Most importantly the EP is an ode to her departed sister, Christina, who was also a budding poet.
“Finally i chose to release in honor of Late Christina Ndhlozi who was a great poet and sister so doing this is actually continuing her legacy and celebrating her good deeds whilst we she was alive,” she said.
Transformation, Fighter (a duet with Sarasue), Dear Lord, Black girl magic, and the EP’s title SHE are some of the poems that have been included in her debut EP.
All the 7 poems have been mastered and produced by a wonder kid Chawa Beats of Excel Music in Mzuzu.