It is Mbeu’s day

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Mbeu, Mhodzi, Tribe one and the same.

HAV­ING been a mem­ber of the group Tsvete be­fore leav­ing to form his own Mhodzi Tribe un­der the tute­lage of his man­ager

Eu­gene Museredza, the two have been writ­ing a bril­liant piece of his­tory of a mus­tard seed ger­mi­nat­ing un­der a not so easy en­vi­ron­ment.

Born Ash­ton Nya­hora, bet­ter known as Mbeu, his mu­si­cal back­ground is a col­le­giate jazz and tra­di­tional, com­bined with bold yet scintillating voice that gives his mu­sic a har­mo­nious blend of retro and mod­ern most cur­rent pop acts of­ten miss the mark on.

While still rel­a­tively new to the in­dus­try as his own act, there is a cal­cu­lated pro­fes­sion­al­ism that he elo­quently show­cases within his recorded work and into his live sets that makes the lis­tener beg for what other tricks he may have up his sleeve.

They say an ap­ple never falls away from the tree and true to the story of the Nor­ton born, a satel­lite town that boasts of the in­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed mu­sic icon Dr Oliver Mtukudzi whose Pakare Paye Cen­tre played a key role in nur­tur­ing many new tal­ent, Mbeu in­cluded.

Hav­ing at­tained the name Mbeu from the ti­tle of his first record­ing, a love song well be­fore any­one knew of him and the name eas­ily be­came his stage name which he gladly ac­cepted with­out know­ing it would res­onate with what fate had in store for him.

He has over 100 sin­gles recorded.

His un­de­ni­able hu­mil­ity and charisma makes his mu­sic tan­ta­lis­ing to the ear

while groov­ing to the soul. Mbeu’s jazzy, reg­gae, tra­di­tional tunes com­bined with the power of live in­stru­men­ta­tion demon­strates that pre-recorded mod­ern pop tracks are still ca­pa­ble of trans­lat­ing to a live set­ting. He has fast be­come a dar­ling for many pro­mot­ers as he never misses a chance to de­liver on ev­ery stage. Mbeu’s com­bi­na­tion of well-pro­duced sin­gles and a con­fi­dent live de­meanour will make new au­di­ences take no­tice. He has a new al­bum ti­tled “Handik­endenge” set for re­lease to­day. A pre­view into some of the tracks on his sec­ond of­fer­ing af­ter “Ha­tizvimirire” re­leased this year in June proves grow­ing ma­tu­rity. Could the new al­bum be too soon or an in­di­ca­tion of a failed first pro­ject? The re­sponse is no! The first al­bum has pro­pelled him to star­dom and gen­er­ated a lot of ap­petite which he seeks to feed. His man­age­ment con­sents that this was part of their grand plot and they will re­lease two al­bums again next year but re­duce to one in 2020. “We have been part of some ma­jor en­ter­tain- ment events in Zim- babwe among them HIFA 2018, Jacaranda Fes­ti­val 2018 & sev­eral Jah Prayzah & Oliver Mtukudzi events all around Zim­babwe,” said Mbeu’s man­ager Eu­gene Hav­ing shared the stage with the icons of Zim­babwe’s mu­sic in­dus­try that in­clude Oliver Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah, Winky D, Mokoomba and re­cently fin­ish­ing a col­lab­o­ra­tion with a West African artiste which will be re­leased in 2019 to­gether with the video is clear tes­ti­mony of the type of a seed that he is.


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