Zim artiste collaborates with Nigerian star

HARARE - Nigeria-based Zimbabwean musician Reinhard “RayZe’Em”e Mabika has collaborated with the west African country’s rising hip-hop star Prince Micah on a song titled Victoria Fallz.

The song, which aims to sell Zimbabwe as an attractive tourist destination, is part of RayZe’Em’s big plan to sell Zimbabwean music to Africa and the world.

“The initiative aims to ensure that the Zim voice is heard and that the Zim story is told through song,” said RayZe’Em who has since created a company called The Circle Entertainment.

Reinhard Mabika (left) with Nigerian hip hop artist Jesse Jagz.

The Zimbabwean hip-hop artiste — through a project named Zim Meets Africa-seeks to create a Zimbabwean hip hop album that will be distributed throughout the continent via Nigeria’s massive music platform.

“The hip-hop album will be distributed along with a documentary which will showcase Zimbabwean youth culture and the journey from selection to the production, launch and distribution of the project as well as the biographies of the participating talents as Africa gets introduced to Zimbabwe,” he said.

RayZe’Em, whose mixtape Money is the Therapy generated a lot of airplay years ago, believes Victoria Fallz is the ideal track to kick-start his ambitious project.

“The collaborative effort with emerging Nigerian superstar Prince Micah is the first single to be released off this project because of its ability to attract a younger, adventurous, fun-loving, exploring youthful audience,” said the rising Zimbabwean star who recently relocated to Nigeria from his previous base in Malaysia.

RayZe’Em and his team from The Circle Entertainment have already begun selling their project to local musicians.

“To kick things off we are calling upon Zimbabwean artistes, producers and fans from around the world to like our Facebook Page, The Circle Entertainment. “They should  post their music on that page for the public to listen to and judge,” said the Zimbabwean hip-hop star.

“The artistes and producers whose music, beats and sounds get the best reviews, likes and positive comments will be considered for selection to participate in this ZMA project which will feature competitive African stars and producers from Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Guinea Conakry, Angola, Senegal, Libya, Botswana, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, South Africa and Malawi who are flag bearing icons in their native countries.”

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