“You Matter” is the new single by the exciting urban-pop outfit Pro-Horizon. This Pan-African ensemble includes Congolese Armand Mukenge, Kenyan Javan Joshua and Swazi Chris Mashiyane.
“You Matter” is a cool, mid-tempo RnB/Urban track now available on all streaming platforms and radio stations.
Armand Mukenge explains the inspiration behind the single:
“We as the writers were struggling to keep up with the demands of life that we had forgotten what truly matters, and so to encourage each other, we ended writing the song to get us to refocus on the things that truly matters, such as God, family, friends etc. That struggle inspired the song. It’s about reflecting on what truly matters to our own personal life. That God, family and friendship matters more than material wealth.”
Listen to You Matter here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpLPXoAaM7U
The coming together of 3 artists from 3 different countries is no easy feat. Armand, a singer-songwriter, was born in DR Congo, while Javan Joshua was born in Kenya, grew up in Botswana, he moved up to SA to study his Undergrad at Rhodes University. Chris was born in Eswatini (Swaziland) and moved to South Africa for studies. Armand moved to South Africa in 2009 to pursue his education in Grahamstown (Makhanda) where he completed his Undergraduate and Honours degree at Rhodes University and met his producer Javan, and met Chris at a band rehearsal in Johannesburg.
Mukenge explains their journey:
“Each of us have always had a passion for music – venturing into music and releasing songs has always been an extension of our passion. We plan to release a few more singles this year. Probably two singles in the next three months.”