Nesto storms back with new single

HARARE - Ernest “Nesto” Manandi is back with a new single titled Ngala Ngala which he says symbolises the end of his drawn-out grief for his mother who died six years ago.

Nesto, whose track My Chocolate made him a favourite on radio and television, claims that the new single -off his yet-to-be-named fourth album- has a new mature feel.

““What I can say is when my mother died in 2008, it was a big blow. I lost all inspiration and you cannot be a proper artiste without inspiration,” Nesto told the Daily News.

“It was a tragedy but that is life and a part of growing up and I have responded to this sad episode by infusing maturity into my act. 

“This time I have something different to offer.  My presentation of everything has changed.”

The happy-go-lucky artiste, who is brother to television personality Barry Manandi, has crossed over from urban grooves to Afro-fusion as part of the makeover of his sound.

“My new sound is Afro-fusion. My previous songs can be termed urban grooves. My music will show people that I have upped my game,” he said.

“I have also been playing with a live band so depending on what a promoter wants, I might do a live band or digital.

“ I work with an eight-piece band which has guitars, keyboards, drums as well as dancers.”

Nesto is excited by the just-released track which he says is about a sad love story.

“Ngala Ngala refers to a state in which something is not functioning well. The song is about an irreparably damaged relationship. It is the opposite of saying drunk in love. The song says we are done,” he said.

“I co-wrote the song with Squash who is also my producer. The song is a fusion of live instruments and a digital sound.

“It took us over a month to write that song and it took an equal period to finish recording it. “The problem I notice with most young musicians is that they rush too much. Music needs time to be perfected but most just rush to put something out.”

The singer insisted yesterday that his forthcoming fourth album will have between eight and 12 tracks matching the quality of the just released single.

“Ngala Ngala is not what people would ordinarily expect from me. It is a new sound; a new Nesto. A big surprise that I can guarantee.I will release more singles until the album is complete.”

Comments (2)

Waiting for it Nesto, liked you previous releases...

Rasta HC - 24 March 2014

Way to go Nesto! Keep it up!

Primrose - 25 March 2014

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