Popular music studio Chillspot Recordz has issued an apology over a video that went viral on social media in which a young boy who is evidently below the age of 18 was chanting discourteous lyrics depicting an act of sex.
From the video, the young boy can be identified as Taonga or Muzukuru waSekuru VaMako.
In a statement issued by their management, the Mbare based studio sincerely apologised for any harm that has been caused to the child and their valuable clients.
“We have noted with concern the video that has gone viral on social media that was recorded at our Mbare studios. We want to sincerely apologise for any harm that has been caused to the child and to our valuable clients,” read the statement.
“As a record label we strive to uplift young talent and any damage caused by the video in circulation is sincerely regretted.”
Chillspot Recordz reiterates that it strives to be a safe haven for home grown talent and our aim is to positively shape society through the power of music and we would like to allay any fears that the record label is not appropriate for young people.
The statement also stated that the Chillspot family will get in touch with the boy’s parents or guardians to convey their apology.
“We will make sure that we get in touch with the parents or guardians of the young boy to convey our sincere apology and ensure that proper counselling services are provided for,” read the statement.
Again we reiterate that our aim is to grow the Zimdancehall sphere into a force to reckon with, not only in Zimbabwe but across the globe to ensure growth of the Zimbabwe arts and entertainment sector.
Chillspot Recordz, simply known as Mangoma Deport, has proved to be the hotbed for Zimdancehall chanters as they continue to churn out new talent on almost each and every riddim they produce.