At a time where society’s underprivileged outweighs the capacity of public servants and other informal social workers, US-based Afro Pop singer, Uzoma Nwachukwu, 34, better known as Kris Zaga believes that helping others is a source of joy and inspiration Nigerians should explore more.
The Port-Harcourt born singer told encomium.ng that he is passionate about helping unemployed youths.
“With the little I have, I try my best to show love to those without others to help them, especially our unemployed (Nigerian) youths. I have paid many young music producers, DJs (Disc Jockeys) and OAPs (On-air-personalities). There was a time I fed 500 destitute in a particular day. That was a different level of joy for me,” he says.
Kris Zaga, who also doubles as a practising public health nurse in Nigeria, revealed that his healthcare background influenced his humanitarian nature.
“A nurse is always a nurse. I learned so much in my career and I like to care for people, encourage them and motivate them.”
Since his 2011 debut album, ‘Publik Figure’, Zaga has consistently woven his music around socio-conscious themes and Christian gospel. He also attributed this to his Christian upbringing and early childhood in Nigeria.
Zaga also said that his forthcoming projects would be a blend of secular and gospel music.
“I do secular music, but in every new album I would add three Christian gospel songs, just to keep praising God.”
He affirmed that despite his adventurous nature, his style of music would still be consistent with his aim of uplifting and motivating.
He further revealed plans to launch his forthcoming music project via his self-owned Executive Music Group.
His current release, ‘Power and Grace’ are available across digital steaming platforms.