New kid on the block gains pop­u­lar­ity with Nam­bya al­bum

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - To­bias Man­doreba Show­biz Correspondent

SHADRECK Ka­tivhu, an emerg­ing solo mu­si­cian from Lukhosi Busi­ness Cen­tre, near Hwange, is set to ex­plode onto the na­tional mu­sic scene if ideal op­por­tu­ni­ties and re­sources fall into his path.

The 32-year-old is pop­u­lar in Hwange and sur­round­ing ar­eas af­ter his re­cent re­lease of de­but eight­track Nam­bya afro-kwasa al­bum ti­tled “Chen­jelela bak­waina babo”.

Ka­tivhu, pop­u­larly known as King Skaka­tivu, said the new al­bum, which has been taken to Na­tional FM for pos­si­ble airplay, would be launched dur­ing the Shangano Arts Fes­ti­val in Hwange. The fes­ti­val runs from Novem­ber 25 to 27.

The al­bum was pro­duced by Hwange’s Mu­sic Life Stu­dios.

Ka­tivhu said his mu­sic was in­spired by Botswana artistes, Franco Le­suma and Charma Girl.

“I’ve fol­lowed Franco Le­suma from Botswana and Charma girl who heav­ily in­spire me. I’ve re­designed my songs to be unique in my na­tive Nam­bya lan­guage and I must say the re­cep­tion for my de­but al­bum has been hum­bling,” said Ka­tivhu.

The ti­tle track Chen­jelela bak­waina babo warns peo­ple on the need to be wary of un­trust­wor­thy friends. Other pop­u­lar songs are Chisichana – the beauty of a vil­lage girl; Ndi­nokuda – a prayer for fam­ily bless­ings; Nhasi Ngozwedu – a fam­ily cel­e­brat­ing a daugh­ter’s mar­riage, Seno Ndibo Yabaya – never look down on other peo­ple; Salazo Ndenda – sad song by an abused woman, Imi Zwandikomela – an ad­vice to turn to God in hard times and Wazushalilia Woga – ap­pre­ci­ate your own choice in love.

Ka­tivhu is now work­ing on pro­duc­ing a video be­fore the end of year.– @to­by­man­dox.

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