Sea­girl basks in Skyz Metro dou­ble award glory

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Bon­gani Ndlovu Showbiz Cor­re­spon­dent

WIN­NING two awards, Best Fe­male and Best House at the re­cently held Skyz Metro FM Mu­sic Awards was un­ex­pected for vo­cal­ist Sea­girl Novuyo as she is rel­a­tively new in the mu­sic scene.

The house mu­sic artiste’s song AEIOU that was pro­duced by South Africa-based DJ Lance He­bron was given a lot of air­play by most ra­dio sta­tions and even topped charts.

On the ra­dio sta­tion that hon­oured her last week, the song spent a cou­ple of weeks top­ping the Top 20 Chart Show.

After be­ing put in the same cat­e­gory with the likes of San­dra Nde­bele, Mimi and Mai Mwa­muka, Sea­girl said she did not look for­ward to win­ning any award, let alone two.

“I started do­ing house mu­sic this year and the fact that my first sin­gle got two awards is a huge deal. I didn’t ex­pect to win although peo­ple were telling me the awards were mine. I wasn’t op­ti­mistic to be hon­est,” said Sea­girl.

The 2015 StarBrite tal­ent com­pe­ti­tion cham­pion, said when she was an­nounced as the win­ner in both cat­e­gories, she felt over­whelmed.

“It was re­ally amaz­ing to think that I up­staged peo­ple like San­dra Nde­bele. The emo­tions I felt that night were over­whelm­ing and there was a time I was at a loss of words. It was un­be­liev­able,” said Sea­girl.

Sea­girl how­ever said she is dis­ap­pointed that Bulawayo DJs are not play­ing her song at night­clubs and events de­spite the fact that it topped the charts on ra­dio.

“This track has been played on ra­dio and has topped charts but when you walk into a club in Bulawayo, there are few DJs who play it. They’re a dis­ap­point­ment to the in­dus­try. They’re busy play­ing for­eign mu­sic at the ex­pense of lo­cally pro­duced tracks that have topped charts on ra­dio.”

She said so bad is the sit­u­a­tion that she some­times begs the DJs to play her track when she is out par­ty­ing with friends.

“I end up ask­ing the DJs to play the track when I visit the night­clubs. If they don’t have it, I al­ways have copies ready for them to down­load and play. But it’s al­ways story after story – they sim­ply won’t play the song” said a con­cerned Sea­girl.

Look­ing into 2019, Sea­girl said she was work­ing on a sin­gle with her twin sis­ter Nomvula Lwan­dle ti­tled Bam­belela as well as an al­bum. An­other sin­gle – Poi­son that was pro­duced by SA-based DJ Maget­sie will also be re­leased next year.

“We’ll be launch­ing Poi­son with DJ Maget­sie and are tar­get­ing quite a num­ber of clubs around the city such as Red Café, Harts­field Tshisanyama and BAC for a tour/launch of the song.”

they started get­ting in­vi­ta­tions to per­form at wed­dings and school events. He said de­mand for their per­for­mances got over­whelm­ing as they would get book­ings ev­ery month. He said pro­mot­ers later started tak­ing note of them and would in­clude them as cur­tain rais­ers each time there were shows for es­tab­lished artistes like Winky D, Seh Calaz and Alick Mach­eso.

“When we started in 2016, we were not recog­nised by pro­mot­ers as well as es­tab­lished artistes. But now, we’re slowly be­com­ing a force to reckon with in the arts in­dus­try in Masvingo and come 2019, we’re go­ing to push to put our city’s mu­sic on the map,” said Teekay.

He said they were now hard at work on their de­but al­bum which they hope to re­lease next month.

“We prom­ise our fans that by Jan­uary next year, we’d have re­leased our six-track al­bum. We’re in­fact pol­ish­ing it up,” he said.

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