Mutodi lines up new project

HARARE - Controversial businessman-cum-musician Energy Mutodi says landing position one on the National FM Top 50 songs of the year has encouraged him to urgently push for a new album.

Mutodi’s winning song Runyararo is about the factionalism that has rocked the ruling Zanu PF. In the song, he urges the party’s president to address the “cancer” which is threatening the party’s existence.

Runyararo is off the album Chidhedhedhe which was released in July last year and which carries songs such as Zvishorokodwa Zverudo and Nyasha.

While some have questioned his position on the apex of the National FM Top 50, Mutodi insisted in an interview with the Daily News on Sunday that he deserved to win more than any other musician because he invested hard work and resources.

“I have confidence in the National FM charts more than anything else. You remember last year, I had a rant about the other station, and I still maintain my stance on what I said,” said Mutodi who is also a member of Zanu PF.

“This development is encouraging me to keep on doing more, and in July we will be releasing another album.”

The burly musician added that he was delighted because a song he had written on the factional fights in Zanu PF had earned him a gong.

“This song I wrote for my party and I feel that the people need to listen to it in order for us to remain united,” he said.

“In the song, I will be encouraging Zanu PF faction leaders to stop discriminating people on factional and regional grounds as it has  a tendency to weaken the party.

“Instead, I urge them to promote peace and development. The song also urges President Mugabe not to give power to individuals who are bent on rebelling against him to the extent of fighting those who elevated them to positions of authority and influence.”

Mutodi added that he would continue to monitor political developments in Zanu PF and the whole political sphere with a view to advising leaders against self-service and destructive decisions.

“My calling is to express those sacred political oracles often regarded as no-go areas by the ordinary social commentator yet are critical in shaping the future of the country.”

Mutodi has been repeatedly in the news due to his failure to abide by contracts he signed with members of his backing band. Most members of his band deserted him forcing the Chigorodanda singer to use session musicians for the production of his albums.

The song’s lyrics include:

Unoda kuva mutungamiri wakaita seiko?

Tarisa nyika yakabvira kare kare ichikurudzira kubatana,

Ko iwewe uchakwana papiko?

Vamwe unovada, vamwe hauvadi iwe,

Tarisa nyika yakabvira kare kare ichikurudzira runyararo,

Ko iwewe uchakwana papiko?

Varipo vakashinga moyo mukoma,

Vachakuparadzira musha waenda,

Uchenjerere mwana wamai, vanokuparadzira zita waenda,

Gara wakaziva.

Comments (1)

Ko humbavha hausi kubhadhara here nhai Energy? (iro zita racho!)

Peter Matibili - 7 January 2015

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