Selmor, Tendai record in South Africa

HARARE - Rising stars Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai Manatsa are in the process of recording their first albums in South Africa since their professional “divorce” at the beginning of last year.

The two, who will both hold shows at the Book Café tonight, believe recording across the Limpopo will help take them to a new level.

“We decided to record in South Africa to explore new sounds, expand our fan base and hopefully create opportunities to record with artistes from there,” said Selmor, daughter of music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi.

The songstress added that her yet-to-be-named 10-track album will feature a local dancehall artiste.

“I am collaborating with a local dancehall artiste; I won’t tell you his name yet but I chose him because I think he is talented and I like the way he flows. My combination with him will definitely come out beautifully,” she said.

Selmor and husband Tendai-son of music legend Zexie Manatsa-have just returned from a two-month tour of South Africa which the former has described as “fulfilling.”

“It was a lot of fun; our shows in South Africa were fantastic. The diverse audience dancing to our music was very encouraging. Above all, it was great to connect with Zimbabweans based in that country who have not been home in a while,” said the Nguva Yangu hit-maker.

Selmor, however, conceded that it has proved challenging for her to create the right balance between her role as a mother of three and her demanding position as a musician.

“Trying to balance work and home is always a challenge, particularly when you have to work away in South Africa, but we have somehow managed to create time for both. I was in and out of the country in between shows in Mzanzi,” she said.

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