New kid on the block gains popularity with Nambya album
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.