A GROUP of farmers and unemployed youths of a village in Macuata has found a new lease of life following the formation of their music band early this year to generate income for their own families.
Known as the Veivueti Ni Savu Rogo Yawa Kei Tamonibuca, the group from Navesidrua Village recorded ten songs for their first-ever album at Faith Studio in Labasa on Friday.
Band spokesman Qica Tuvuku said the idea of forming the band came about after they entertained music lovers with Sigi Drigi at numerous special occasions and grog sessions in the district of Seaqaqa.
"This is a way of earning money for our families as most of us are unemployed and we are really happy that we have made use of our talents for our livelihood," he said.
"We will be launching our new album at the end of the month in Labasa and it will be titled as 'Isa Isa Na Benabena'.
"The title of the song elaborates how most women concentrate more on their beauty using make-up and spending less time carrying out their household chores which is the practice in our society nowadays."
Mr Tuvuku said the formation of the band would also motivate other potential singers to make use of their talents for income.
"Not only white collar or blue collar jobs receives good income. Instead it can be anyone who has the heart and will to strive for something better in life.
"This is the beginning of our journey and we will continue to release more albums because this is a sideline business apart from farming."