Macheso to open KwaZorai Butter Studios

HARARE - Sungura ace Alick Macheso, who will be presented with $1 200 prize-money on Friday for topping the 2013 Radio Zimbabwe Coca Cola Top 50, will celebrate the achievement by launching an album and a recording studio next month.

Macheso, along with other winning musicians, will get their prizes on Friday at the Coca Cola Industrial complex.

The sungura star’s hit song Macharangwanda, beat second-placed Suluman Chimbetu’s Sean Timba by 175 votes to claim the top prize of $1 200 and a Coca Cola hamper.

The renowned bassist says the unveiling of his Chitungwiza-based recording studio to be named KwaZorai Butter is a fitting celebration of Orchestra Mberikwazvo’s endorsement as the best band last year by Radio Zimbabwe and National FM listeners.

“The first assignment of the KwaZorai Butter Studios is to record my 10th album next month,” said Macheso who was part-owner of Last Power Studios that closed shop last year.

“I wanted to locate the studios in Harare CBD but I faced a number of challenges therefore I decided to move it to Chitungwiza.”

The sungura kingpin hopes the new recording studio will present him with an opportunity to work again with veteran music producer Bothwell Nyamhondera who will be returning to Zimbabwe soon after a three-year stay in the United Kingdom.

“I am glad that Nyamhondera is coming back to Zimbabwe. I hope to work with him on a freelance basis. Yes, chances are high that he is the one who is going to produce my forthcoming album since he knows how best to deal with my music,” said Macheso.

The Tafadzwa hit-maker, whose latest album Kwatabva Mitunhu (Kure kwekure)” has been dismissed by music critics as his worst album ever, told the Daily News that topping the Radio Zimbabwe and National FM end-of-year charts came as “a big shock and surprise.”

“I am really looking forward to Friday because I was not expecting Macharangwanda to grab top position because the album received a lot of criticism when we released it,” said Macheso.

“I have always maintained that the album is a top quality one but as I said in one of my songs kuti isu chedu kubvonga chete mhinduro ine vateereri (I cannot judge my work but fans have the final say),” he added.

“I heard people shouting with joy when I was performing in Mutare on New Year’s Eve and I thought they were celebrating the end of 2013 but they later told me that my song Macharangwanda had been voted the best song on Radio Zimbabwe and National FM,” said Macheso.

Comments (4)

Nacheso since waite mari can you try to write at least Grade 7....Zvimwe zvimaZita zvaunopa hazvipinze mu Market.. wakabudutirira neZita rekuti MBERIKWAZVO but iri rawavekudakushandisa...handione pane vangada kutengesa music yavo neChiZITA Cchakadaro...Anywy go and record and i think it will for you and your family dont expect any musicians to come to record with that lebel since usingadi vanMurondatsimba.

Prinz - 29 January 2014

Ko haunawo here maadvisers Macheso? This is not a business name.

e.m - 30 January 2014

Be proud nezvaunoita...even Coca-Cola yakatanga ichinzi chizita hachiitei asi honai nhasi....usakope but create your own brand even in your in your local language....Sei Harare iine mbiri isinganzi New York??? Am Just Saying..

KwaNoxolo - 1 February 2014

Zano pangwa uine rako.ltai zvamwada baba Sharo.lsu hatinei ne brand name asi kuti music wako chete.vangani vakararamiswa nesadza rakabikirwa mugaba?l reapt it again NDATI ININI ITAI ZVAMADA.

Doctor zerere AKA{DBZ} - 23 March 2014

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