Artists in their many forms should be able to reflect their environment on their canvases, stanzas, pottery, lyrics and fabrics.
We have had countless songs about HIV Aids.
Artists like Lucky Dube and Thomas Mapfumo for example were made famous by the music they sang which reflected the political situation in their countries at that time.
Local artists also have a chance; there is so much to sing about.
From extra judicial killings, backyard gardening, fire churches, satanism and many more.
I get worried when artists limit their creativity to writing songs and poems about government departments.