Chip­fu­moo un­veils ‘Progress Check’

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THE wait is over!

Progress Chip­fumo’s much-awaited al­bum, “Progress Check” will be un­veiled to scores of fun lovers at Club Man­disa in Mutare for the first time after its of­fi­cial re­lease in Harare on Wed­nes­day.

The al­bum car­ries 10 tracks in­clud­ing yes­ter­year hit, ‘‘Dai Ndaizviziva’’, which was this time flavoured with more in­stru­ments and finesse. Other tracks on the al­bum are ‘‘Vakaro­hwa Mai’’, ‘‘Tokwe Mukosi’’, ‘‘Look Up The Sky’’, ‘‘I say Yes’’, ‘‘Siyai Vakure’’, ‘‘Rega Zvipore’’, ‘‘Look Up The Sky (remix)’’, ‘‘Vabereki’’ and ‘‘Chikuru Rudo’’.

Look Up The Sky was re­leased as a sin­gle ear­lier on and it is al­ready in the pub­lic do­main.

The song, ‘‘Chikuru Rudo’’ is a po­ten­tial hit. It will re­mind many of Leonard Zhakata’s chart­buster and award-win­ning plug track, “Madam Boss” which fea­tures Chip­fumo and heir to the den­dera throne, Su­lumani Chim­betu.

It was, how­ever, pre­sented in a unique and spe­cial way.

The in­stru­ments were su­perbly in­ter­wo­ven with pow­er­ful lyrics. The song en­cour­ages peo­ple to love each other de­spite so­cial dif­fer­ences.

The al­bum was co-pro­duced at Mono­lio Stu­dios and Macelo Pro­duc­tions.

“We took our time to come up with this al­bum. We are con­fi­dent that our fans will love it. We are com­ing with the project to Mutare for the first time and we will per­form all songs live. I ex­press my feel­ings through mu­sic and Progress Check is a pack­age that is im­preg­nated with my thoughts and feel­ings. We will also take the op­por­tu­nity to sell the CDs,” he said.

Chip­fumo had starved his fans of new mu­sic after hav­ing re­leased an above av­er­age al­bum, Hold My Hand in 2014.

Although the tal­ented-yet un­der­rated singer has been in­con­sis­tent in re­leas­ing al­bums, he has been one of the finest mu­si­cians since wean­ing him­self from Ho­hodza Band in the 1990s.

His pre­vi­ous projects in­clude, ‘‘Let Them Know’’, Progress Re­port and ‘‘Ndi­no­va­tenda Nei’’.

Some of his dance­able tunes in­clude ‘‘Mai Makanaka’’, ‘‘Garwe’’, ‘‘Ku­raper Mwana’’ and ‘‘Ng­wena’’.

He will be sup­ported by res­i­dent dance group Man­disa Queens and pole dancers from Harare.

Progress Chip­fumo

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