CHANGE WE NEED is a social music video project we created with children from the slums in Nairobi, Kenya this year.
The main message of this song is the desire for peace. It is made for moving the viewers to follow and share the idea of a conflict-free and united world. We believe that music plus moving pictures are one of the best ways to reach and move peoples mind in the whole world.
The film was made in cooperation with a Kenyan voluntary organisation called Slum Sanaa Art Centre which is doing creative projects with kids and youth from difficult social background. Those projects, such as dance, theatre, singing or painting are there for discovering young talents and show them a perspective apart from poverty.
The artists in this clip are all coming from the slums in Eastern Nairobi where the video was recorded. Because of low security status down in the slum areas it took us a lot of strength to shoot the video.
For the African kids with the film a dream came true which is bringing a piece of pride and hope in their life. Moreover, they have the feeling to be heard and taken serious from the rest of the world.
The lyrics are written partly in English and partly in Swahili, you can find it at the bottom of this page.
Because of big positiv reaction and our absolute believe in the sense and range of the CHANGE WE NEED project, we try to find sponsors for doing more works in future.
Peace is all I desire. Good place, full of love, where people are not fighting. Let’s spread it all over, love each other. Let’s cross the boundaries of tribalism, religion, the rich and the poor. It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, or who I am, But unity, peace n love, come let’s share with you what I have. God has given me to divide amongst you. It’s not a hate speech, its peace that we preach.
We don’t want screaming in the darkness, or any apologies. Stop in sighting. Stay spiritual, to avoid hell. Focus with your dream, teach, preach, avoid people with intentions to snitch and switch. Try hard. It’s not cool, to leave primary and secondary studies. Just to gamble and play pool. Refuse last until eternity.
Before God we are all the same, no need of blame game. It doesn’t matter, black or white, poor or rich, we are all brothers’ n sisters. No need of war but love, peace and unity. We got to show, From Kenya, Liberia, Uganda Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Congo, Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, The whole of Africa, Asia, America, Europe, Australia, Let us unite, no need to fight, The better option is to unite, yeah!