Ngolomi loses studio equipment

HARARE - Times are really hard for music producer, Lyton Ngolomi.

The once high-flying producer has seen his stars dim in recent weeks and yesterday more woes hit him as a local bank attached his studio equipment over a failed loan settlement.

The assets which include Proline black desktop, Yamaha black speakers, silver monitor, Yamaha keyboard, delta, 1010 audio sound card, Samsung microphone and Rokit speaker were being auctioned by KM Auctions (Pvt) Ltd.

Efforts to obtain a comment from Ngolomi were fruitless by the time of going to print as his mobile phone was not reachable.

Recently, Ngolomi who is married to gospel diva Bethen Pasinawako-Ngolomi got involved in a fist fight with an upcoming artiste Nicholas Chirunga after the latter accused him of stealing his songs.

The songs at the centre of controversy are Chisikwa and Nditenderei which have been included on the Ngolomis’ Extreme Afrique album.

Ngolomi has in recent times lost some of the big name artistes who include Blessing Shumba, Matthias Mhere, Kudzie Nyakudya, Agatha Murudzwa, Rumbie Zvirikuzhe and Olinda Marowa among others.

Ngolomi’s studio Lyt-on Studios’ first project was Shumba’s award-winning album NdiMwari before Murudzwa’s Press On.

Shumba dumped Ngolomi on his latest album after reports that the controversial producer had reduplicated his sound and voice in Mhere’s projects.

Mhere recorded two albums Anoita Minana where the song Favour is found and Nguva Yenyasha with Ngolomi before dumping him following reports that Ngolomi was recording another artiste who sounded more like him.

Last year, Ngolomi made headlines in the media after he produced Trymore Bande’s album Zvakagara Zvakadaro which critics say is a clone from some of Charles Charamba’s popular albums.


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