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I’m a Champion, not a rapist. MARCH 2019 - DATE
MUSIC / ART / POETRY
ENTRIES: 41
- #NOEXCUSE by Katleho Matshaneng TALENT

MUSIC

KATLEHO MATSHANENG

“NO EXCUSE”

Produced by Shrekkings X K-TLEM S

Actions that you need to take as a man:
Pay attention
Regarding masculinity you should look in the mirror and examine your beliefs
Be a great role model, father and mentor
Check your perspective on women.
Be dangerous to whatever threatens women or children

Sex, money, power and big boys don’t cry are false beliefs about masculinity that can be caused by the absence of a father
It’s significant when you think your sexual conquests determine your worth
You will tend to treat women as objects and not the equal, beautiful human beings they are
This dehumanizes women and can easily lead to violence and abuse against them

Gender based violence happens and I believe that we can stop it
Sex it not a right, it’s a sacred privilege that isn’t meant to be derided
There’s #NoExcuse
Stop woman abuse
Women ain’t objects of desire
They ain’t allowed to be treated as one
Stop women abuse
Just stop women abuse

Eh’ stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it
Woah
Physical abuse, man
Don’ don’ don‘ don’t do it
You will regret it

Gender-based violence is a national crisis
We gotta tell all the families
And put a better future forward for afterwards

What the king without a queen?
What the king without a light?
I’m a father not a beast
I’m a Champion not a rapist
There’s #NoExcuse

#NoExcuse for abuse
Why gender-based violence?
Make the world a better place for everybody living in
How you feel when you sippin’ on my momma and my sister just to feel cool?
Are you cool?
No means no.
Go means go.
Take it slow.
You better go.
Pull up your pants and take some action
Help the world and build a nation.

#NoExcuse.
No abuse.
That ain’t cool.
Never stoop.
You gonna lose.
That’s truth.
I’m being true.
You can choose.

[The Champion Pledge]

“As a Champion I acknowledge the damage caused by gender-based violence in my community
And believe that there’s no excuse for it
So today I pledge to never be a bystander and not to be silent
I pledge to always take action against woman abuse.”

Actions that you need to take as a man:
Pay attention
Regarding masculinity you should look in the mirror and examine your beliefs
Be a great role model, father and mentor
Check your perspective on women.
Be dangerous to whatever threatens women or children

Sex, money, power and big boys don’t cry are false beliefs about masculinity that can be caused by the absence of a father
It’s significant when you think your sexual conquests determine your worth
You will tend to treat women as objects and not the equal, beautiful human beings they are
This dehumanizes women and can easily lead to violence and abuse against them

Gender based violence happens and I believe that we can stop it
Sex it not a right, it’s a sacred privilege that isn’t meant to be derided
There’s #NoExcuse
Stop woman abuse
Women ain’t objects of desire
They ain’t allowed to be treated as one
Stop women abuse
Just stop women abuse

Eh’ stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it
Woah
Physical abuse, man
Don’ don’ don‘ don’t do it
You will regret it

Gender-based violence is a national crisis
We gotta tell all the families
And put a better future forward for afterwards

What the king without a queen?
What the king without a light?
I’m a father not a beast
I’m a Champion not a rapist
There’s #NoExcuse

#NoExcuse for abuse
Why gender-based violence?
Make the world a better place for everybody living in
How you feel when you sippin’ on my momma and my sister just to feel cool?
Are you cool?
No means no.
Go means go.
Take it slow.
You better go.
Pull up your pants and take some action
Help the world and build a nation.

#NoExcuse.
No abuse.
That ain’t cool.
Never stoop.
You gonna lose.
That’s truth.
I’m being true.
You can choose.

[The Champion Pledge]

“As a Champion I acknowledge the damage caused by gender-based violence in my community
And believe that there’s no excuse for it
So today I pledge to never be a bystander and not to be silent
I pledge to always take action against woman abuse.”

Bongumenzi Sikithi (Princemel)

“I Seh No”

A word from the artist:

Family Major

“Ungamshayi”

Prod.by NetSo

No Excuse for women Abuse,
Yeey yeeeey yeah yeah yeah yeeeeey yeyeye…

Daddy stop beating up mommy,
It’ll be tough when she is crying,
Don’t even lay a hand on her,
Why you beating her daddy,
No need to beat her, Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,
Now you’re harassing her Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,

X2

She’s down and I’m asking Mommy,
She cries and tells the story,
She’s saying, Husband I’m sorry.
But she didn’t do anything wrong,
That time Dad had had some Alcohol,
So I just called the cops,
They got in and hit his body against the door,
Then tied his hands,

Every hour and hour you’re hurting her, you beating her up, you’re a liar,
You always tell her you love her,
She wants to build a family,
She wants to be a good mother,
All you do is beat her up,
She will leave and leave you behind,
She will treat you like a king even though you treat her like a slave she won’t leave because she loves you,
You sip a lot, stop being mischievous, you’re old now,
She will leave and leave you behind, I am telling you, you’ll cry,

Daddy stop beating up mommy,
It’ll be tough when she is crying,
Don’t even lay a hand on her,
Why you beating her, daddy,
No need to beat her, Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,
Now you’re harassing her Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,

X2

When she’s crying, it will be painful when she’s crying,
Why are you beating her up, why though, why you beating her up,
When she’s crying, it will be painful when she’s crying,
Why are you beating her up, why though, why you beating her up,?

Leaving the past,
Today’s problems are no longer fixed with a stick (beating),
When there is a problem, sit down with your person,
Talk it through like adults,
You guys gave birth to us, it was nice wasn’t it,
……………

Daddy stop beating up mommy,
It’ll be tough when she is crying,
Don’t even lay a hand on her,
Why you beating her, daddy,
No need to beat her, Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,
Now you’re harassing her Daddy,
Because when you asked her out, you loved her,
X2

Actions that you need to take as a man:
Pay attention
Regarding masculinity you should look in the mirror and examine your beliefs
Be a great role model, father and mentor
Check your perspective on women.
Be dangerous to whatever threatens women or children

Sex, money, power and big boys don’t cry are false beliefs about masculinity that can be caused by the absence of a father
It’s significant when you think your sexual conquests determine your worth
You will tend to treat women as objects and not the equal, beautiful human beings they are
This dehumanizes women and can easily lead to violence and abuse against them

Gender based violence happens and I believe that we can stop it
Sex it not a right, it’s a sacred privilege that isn’t meant to be derided
There’s #NoExcuse
Stop woman abuse
Women ain’t objects of desire
They ain’t allowed to be treated as one
Stop women abuse
Just stop women abuse

Eh’ stop it, stop it, stop it, stop it
Woah
Physical abuse, man
Don’ don’ don‘ don’t do it
You will regret it

Gender-based violence is a national crisis
We gotta tell all the families
And put a better future forward for afterwards

What the king without a queen?
What the king without a light?
I’m a father not a beast
I’m a Champion not a rapist
There’s #NoExcuse

#NoExcuse for abuse
Why gender-based violence?
Make the world a better place for everybody living in
How you feel when you sleepin’ on my momma and my sister just to feel cool?
Are you cool?
No means no.
Go means go.
Take it slow.
You better go.
Pull up your pants and take some action
Help the world and build a nation.

#NoExcuse.
No abuse.
That ain’t cool.
Never stoop.
You gonna lose.
That’s truth.
I’m being true.
You can choose.

[The Champion Pledge]

“As a Champion I acknowledge the damage caused by gender-based violence in my community
And believe that there’s no excuse for it
So today I pledge to never be a bystander and not to be silent
I pledge to always take action against woman abuse.”

Wathin Abafazi

“#NoExcuse”

Featuring Shawn The Pilot And Dudula

Chorus

Wath’ abafazi wathint’ imbokodo
You strike a woman, you strike a rock
A woman is a government
A woman is a hospital
A woman is a nurturer
A woman is a warrior
Oh, she’s a heart beat

[Shawn The Pilot-Verse 1]

You start touching my lady (wauu)
You’ll make me go crazy
Man can’t you she amazing? (ooh)
Love her don’t be lazy.
Believe me one day you’ll need her when you’re alone and drowning in your tears of lover’s remorse, you better be fixing it, and make it quick!

I wanna tell all them nikaz to put away them dirty hands on the girls they be loving and I just wanna tell all the men to start by respecting the women and put all that loving for real.
Really they gotta do it for the thrill.
Just stop the violence and bring up the chill, man that gotta be the will!
Im talking ’bout honor and love for the women.

Verse 2:

yekan’ ukukhlumeza makhosazan’ Abantu besmame,
yekan’ ukusocong’ abomama ngithi wemame,
akukho mnandi ukuth’ bakhale njal’ ubsuku nemini,
ngoba syabadinga njalo vele nini nanini

Back to Chorus

Verse 3:

JRT

Deixa de matar munlher porque sao importate pra nos a baixa

Shona:

Hatibvumire kuuraya vakadzi x2

Varume

Back to Chorus

Verse 4:

umama uthwele kanzima washiywa ubaba wekhaya,
udonsa nge diesel,
thol ukuthi, lomunt’ osombulele,
uyen’ ofak’ isinkw’ endlini,
umam’ uzom mkhipha kanjani,
ngoba akasebenzi

Backing vocals: sekwanele

Back to Chorus

Verse 3:

Portuguese: stop killing our women because they are important to us

Shona: stop killing women, men

Chorus

Wath’ abafazi wathint’ imbokodo
You strike a woman, you strike a rock
A woman is a government
A woman is a hospital
A woman is a nurturer
A woman is a warrior
Oh, she’s a heart beat

[Shawn The Pilot-Verse 1]

You start touching my lady (wauu)
You’ll make me go crazy
Man can’t you she amazing? (ooh)
Love her don’t be lazy.
Believe me one day you’ll need her when you’re alone and drowning in your tears of lover’s remorse, you better be fixing it, and make it quick!

I wanna tell all them nikaz to put away them dirty hands on the girls they be loving and I just wanna tell all the men to start by respecting the women and put all that loving for real.
Really they gotta do it for the thrill.
Just stop the violence and bring up the chill, man that gotta be the will!
Im talking ’bout honor and love for the women.

Verse 2:

yekan’ ukukhlumeza makhosazan’ Abantu besmame,
yekan’ ukusocong’ abomama ngithi wemame,
akukho mnandi ukuth’ bakhale njal’ ubsuku nemini,
ngoba syabadinga njalo vele nini nanini

Back to Chorus

Verse 3:

JRT

Deixa de matar munlher porque sao importate pra nos a baixa

Shona:

Hatibvumire kuuraya vakadzi x2

Varume

Back to Chorus

Verse 4:

umama uthwele kanzima washiywa ubaba wekhaya,
udonsa nge diesel,
thol ukuthi, lomunt’ osombulele,
uyen’ ofak’ isinkw’ endlini,
umam’ uzom mkhipha kanjani,
ngoba akasebenzi

Backing vocals: sekwanele

Back to Chorus

Verse 3:

Portuguese: stop killing our women because they are important to us

Shona: stop killing women, men

Ijongo Elisha

“Oh Ramaphosa “

Why are you abusing women?
Because they don’t have the power to fight back?
Why are you abusing small children?
Because they don’t have the power to fight back?

Why are you abusing women?
Because they don’t have the power to fight back?

Oh Ramaphosa the law must tighten up,
Oh Ramaphosa these people must go to jail,
Oh Ramaphosa the law must tighten up,
Oh Ramaphosa these people must go to jail,

They are killers,
Abusers of children while they are still young,
Abusers of mothers,
Killers of women,
Abusers of small children,
Abusers of mothers, must be taken to jail,
Because they are breaking the law,
They must be jaied because they are breaking the law,
Rather we bring back the death sentence.

Zimkhitha Mbele

“#NoExcuse.”

Ijongo Elisha

“#NoExcuse”

I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,

What wrong did we do in South Africa?
The government must tighten the law,

I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,

Every time you turn on the radio, you hear that a girl has been killed,
Every time when watching the television, you hear that a woman has been killed,
Every time you read a newspaper you hear of a woman that has been killed,
Crime is huge here in South Africa,

Government please help, tighten the law,
Crime is huge here in South Africa,
Government please help, tighten the law,
Those that are killing people must be jailed,
They must rot in jail,
Those that are raping people must be jailed too,

They should be jailed too,
Those should be jailed be jailed because they are breaking the law,
They should be jailed too,

They do not respect the law of our country, rather we bring back the death penalty,
rather we bring back the death penalty,

Those should be jailed be jailed because they are breaking the law,
Those that are killing women
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,
Those that are killing women
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,
those that are killing children,
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,
those that are killing the grannies,
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,
those that are killing the mothers,
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,
Those that are killing women
they should be jailed because they are breaking the law,

They do not respect the law of our country, rather we bring back the death penalty,
rather we bring back the death penalty,

I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,
I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,

What wrong did we do in South Africa?
The government must tighten the law,

What wrong did we do in South Africa?
The government must tighten the law,

I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,
I’m glad that now I will die, and leave this disgusting world,

Every time you turn on the radio, you hear that a girl has been killed,
Every time when watching the television, you hear that a woman has been killed,
Every time you read a newspaper you hear of a woman that has been killed,
Crime is huge here in South Africa,

Government please help, tighten the law,
Crime is huge here in South Africa,
Government please help, tighten the law,
Those that are killing people must be jailed,
They must rot in jail,
Those that are raping people must be jailed too,

They should be jailed too,
Those should be jailed be jailed because they are breaking the law,

GTLF Play Off Extension 7

“#NoExcuse”

Gift Mtsweni

“#NoExcuse”

“My song is dedicated to those men who
running away from their children.”

Sbonani Dladla

“#NoExcuse”

ART

Siboniso

“#NOEXCUSE”

Created in honour of a woman who was raped and had her leg broken as she fell.

Siboniso

“#NOEXCUSE”

JULIA MOHANOE

“#NOEXCUSE”

THEMBA NICOLAS SIBIYA

“#NOEXCUSE”

POETRY

Ndlunkulu Wosonkondlo

“My time will come”

My time will come all will be fine
My time will come all will be well,
Those have now been the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

They’ve abused me I agree,
But giving up is a no,
It is enough, I cry,
But I have faith that my tears will turn into a huge river that you wouldn’t be able to cross,
You left my heart bleeding of blood,
There are some open wound that will never heal,
It is true when they say life is hard but throughout all circumstances I’m saying,

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

My soul Is hurt,
My brain is confused,
My heart is
His actions are continuing like an old cassette that’s playing then stops but brings back all of my life’s interactions,
Isn’t you took my life away,
The locked me in a prison that’s my body,
Used me then passed by like a person that was just passing by,
Return oh Lord,
Wipe my tears away,
Bring back hope to me,
Comfort my heart,
Heal my wounds,
For I told myself that us strong women are sharpened like pencils but what does it help for me to sit down and lie to sorrow by saying…..
Even though it come but just like winter, it will pass,
Like a train I will push it,
This burden will not be heavy for my shoulders,

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

I’m kneeling and praying to you oh Lord,
Give me strength so that I am able to persevere,
As a women,
Please give me strength so that I will be able to persevere

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart

My time will come all will be fine
My time will come all will be well,
Those have now been the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

They’ve abused me I agree,
But giving up is a no,
It is enough, I cry,
But I have faith that my tears will turn into a huge river that you wouldn’t be able to cross,
You left my heart bleeding of blood,
There are some open wound that will never heal,
It is true when they say life is hard but throughout all circumstances I’m saying,

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

My soul Is hurt,
My brain is confused,
My heart is
His actions are continuing like an old cassette that’s playing then stops but brings back all of my life’s interactions,
Isn’t you took my life away,
The locked me in a prison that’s my body,
Used me then passed by like a person that was just passing by,
Return oh Lord,
Wipe my tears away,
Bring back hope to me,
Comfort my heart,
Heal my wounds,
For I told myself that us strong women are sharpened like pencils but what does it help for me to sit down and lie to sorrow by saying…..
Even though it come but just like winter, it will pass,
Like a train I will push it,
This burden will not be heavy for my shoulders,

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart,
For sorrow is written, my days of sorrow aren’t done yet,
Isn’t it the enemy is rejoicing,
My time of sorrow is no more,
Infact here I’ve been hit,

I’m kneeling and praying to you oh Lord,
Give me strength so that I am able to persevere,
As a women,
Please give me strength so that I will be able to persevere

My time will come and all will be good,
Those are now the words that comfort my heart

Sipho Khohlakala

“#NO EXCUSE SOUTH AFRICA!”

Get ready my beautiful nation to leave the abuse behind;
Get ready because you deserve your dignity,
South Africa. my beautiful country
Get ready to let the healing start!

Get ready to live without fear;
Be ready. we must be ready to use our voices and be heard!
Be ready to dance to the music of freedom;

Get ready to re – learn how to be alive!
Be ready to walk into life;
Fathers; Mothers; and our beautiful families
Get ready you are not Alone.

#NO EXCUSE For Gender Based Violence!!!

Moses Nlanhla

“To woman abuse and children.”

Mufunwaini Sadiki

“#NoExcuse to woman abuse.”

Mongikazi “Honey” Mlonyeni

“Phenomenal Woman”

Itebogeng Mosupye AKA Qnees AB

“#NoExcuse”

David Nkuna

“#NoExcuse 2”

Ntombizodwa Usonkondlo

“Let me say #hashtag to men”

Let me say #hashtag to men,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
I wish to pass my message as a woman,
I’ve seen you a lot of times calling yourselves our men, fathers,
Then a question arises, what is a man?
Today when you see a man you see a gangster, a killer, a rapist, the list is endless,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
If we could watch history I’d be doing that over and over again,
We’re watching the history of brave men,
Today houses of men have turned into houses of war,
Where a man hits a woman till he kills her,
Where a man is a hitman at his own house,
Isn’t he is saying he is the man in this house,
I will not listen to a woman,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
Children have turned into women,
No man, a question arises,
How do you give birth to a woman?
For certain I’m saying a man is an animal,
You’ve hurt a child for far too long,
The child saying, dad it hurts but you continued,
You continued and burnt her, raped her and killed her,
I’m saying #hashtag to men of today,
We knew a hone is respected when it had a man, brother, father or even an uncle,
But now they are deep into alcohol, they come back and take out their frustrations on children and mothers,
They turn into soldiers of the war,
My question is, where are the men of today, where are the brave and respectable men,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
I’ve seen your doings and I can conclude,
it’s like the judgment of being hanged,
I am saying to men of today, we need brave and respectable men,
I’m talking about those that feed their families not drug abusers,
The MR of their houses not blessers and sugar daddies,
Those men that do not rape,
Builders not killers of children and women,
Those that feed their children,
I would like to say #hashtag to the men of today,
Women and children are human too,
Why are their mistakes deserving of hitting, knives and insult?
The difficulties of being a woman,
Let me blow a whistle to the fathers,
To the kings of the kingdoms,
I’m talking to real men, boyfriends and the ordinary, the list is endless,
These are the birth givers, the women, the queens, the sisters, mothers and children,
They need to live, they need to live, they need to live,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today.

Let me say #hashtag to men,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
I wish to pass my message as a woman,
I’ve seen you a lot of times calling yourselves our men, fathers,
Then a question arises, what is a man?
Today when you see a man you see a gangster, a killer, a rapist, the list is endless,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
If we could watch history I’d be doing that over and over again,
We’re watching the history of brave men,
Today houses of men have turned into houses of war,
Where a man hits a woman till he kills her,
Where a man is a hitman at his own house,
Isn’t he is saying he is the man in this house,
I will not listen to a woman,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
Children have turned into women,
No man, a question arises,
How do you give birth to a woman?
For certain I’m saying a man is an animal,
You’ve hurt a child for far too long,
The child saying, dad it hurts but you continued,
You continued and burnt her, raped her and killed her,
I’m saying #hashtag to men of today,
We knew a hone is respected when it had a man, brother, father or even an uncle,
But now they are deep into alcohol, they come back and take out their frustrations on children and mothers,
They turn into soldiers of the war,
My question is, where are the men of today, where are the brave and respectable men,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today,
I’ve seen your doings and I can conclude,
it’s like the judgment of being hanged,
I am saying to men of today, we need brave and respectable men,
I’m talking about those that feed their families not drug abusers,
The MR of their houses not blessers and sugar daddies,
Those men that do not rape,
Builders not killers of children and women,
Those that feed their children,
I would like to say #hashtag to the men of today,
Women and children are human too,
Why are their mistakes deserving of hitting, knives and insult?
The difficulties of being a woman,
Let me blow a whistle to the fathers,
To the kings of the kingdoms,
I’m talking to real men, boyfriends and the ordinary, the list is endless,
These are the birth givers, the women, the queens, the sisters, mothers and children,
They need to live, they need to live, they need to live,
Let me say #hashtag to men of today.