J'Something writes heart-warming song for Uyinene Mrwetyana

J'Something writes heart-warming song for Uyinene Mrwetyana

Musician J'Something has penned a beautiful song for Uyinene Mrwetyana and all the women who have been murdered or suffered abuse at the hands of men.

Uyinene Mrwetyana
Uyinene Mrwetyana/ Instagram

Thousands of women are murdered annually by people who claim to love them. Some are raped and killed by strangers who take advantage of their vulnerability. 

It is these heart-breaking stories that have moved musician J'Something to write a song dedicated to the victims of abuse. 

"Last year I wrote this song when a girl whom I didn’t know tragically passed away and left all of us in shock and filled the nation with sadness," he wrote on Instagram. 

Like many South Africans, J'Something says he felt hopeless following the death of Uyinene Mrwetyana. 

READ: Uyinene Mrwetyana's alleged murderer identified in court

"I had no idea what to do that day and the days following ... then there was the xenophobic attacks around the same time and I felt so useless not knowing how to get involved and we tried to speak about it and post things etc which I knew wouldn’t really help the situation," he said. 

READ: Durban record company uses music to fight xenophobia

However, the award-winning musician says he got into the studio to express his frustrations. 

"One night out of frustration and deep sadness I got into the studio to express myself and did this song," he wrote. 

Not knowing how people would receive it, J'Something decided not to release the song. 

"I never released it last year out of fear of sharing ... unsure of how it would land and worried about people’s opinions," he wrote. 

But, fortunately, he has finally gathered the strength to release the song. 

"Today I would like to present to you with this song and pay tribute not only Uyinene, but so many others that are being killed daily. I know this song too doesn’t solve anything but I would like to use my gifts to shine light on something I believe should’ve never happened and something that as a South African really shattered my heart ... #ripuyinenemrwetyana," wrote the star. 

Below is the song. It will move you to tears. 

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