Musicians living at a UNMISS protection site in Juba have called for peace and unity among the people of South Sudan.
Makuil Madol, also known as King 2MB, said they are tired of war.
He described conditions in the UN camp as ‘horrible’ but said he was optimistic.
“We are happy that we are safe, and you are safe at home, we shall meet one day,” he said. “Therefore everything is going to finish. Let us all talk responsibly.”
‘I’m not wise’
King2MB said he had composed a song entitled “I’m not wise” because, he says, the conflict is due to the fact that South Sudanese do not select their leaders wisely.
Kai Wan, who composes mostly love songs, also said their stay with UNMISS for the last eight months will not make them leave the music industry.
“Music is our duty; we will sing when there is peace and we will also sing during the war,” said Mr Wan.
He said Nuer musicians alleged to have been killed had in fact gone to Kenya and Uganda.
More than 30 musicians staying with UNMISS performed at a peace concert in Jebel UNMISS camp last Saturday include M2K, Kingpin Gadapir, Deng Nhial Chiok and Tut Jundi.
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