Zim artiste makes mark in Zambia

HARARE - Contemporary musician Mr Lee, real name Leonard Chidziva, has released his debut album Zverudo, which comes with a rich Zambian flavour to it.

The eight-track album titled Zverudo, recorded and produced in Zambia by CB the DJ, is dominated by love ballads that are getting rave reviews in Zambia.

Mr Lee, who is also the founder and chairman of Tione Chipo Chako Arts, said his debut album was the start of more good things to come from him as he is already working on his second album which is due for release in the second half of the year.

Chidziva revealed to the Daily News that he is currently working on two love songs with the controversial Maskiri and Highfield-born dancehall star King Shaddy.

“I am back in the studio, and I’m working on a couple of tracks with Maskiri, King Shaddy and Leonard Zhakata on a gospel track,” he said.

“The idea to record the album in Zambia was because I wanted to fuse our own local music with the nyanja vibe of Zambia. I am happy that the album is doing well more in Zambia and also getting its fair share of airplay on local radio,” he says.

Where are you?, It’s going down, and Owee are some of the tracks which are reportedly getting a lot airplay across the Zambezi.

Last month, Mr Lee released a gospel track titled Isu naJesu with Flem B and dancehall artiste Muffcat.

“The idea to engage Flem B and Muffact on the track Isu naJesu was to fuse dancehall and gospel. That’s why  I am working with Leonard Zhakata on my forthcoming album so that I can fuse my RNB vibe with Zora music,” Mr Lee told the Daily News yesterday.

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    CARTRIDGE GALLERY - 23 March 2015

    Reach out 4 your goals Mr Lee.The harder the battle,the sweeter the victory

    Ashanti - 23 March 2015

    I am so proud of my son Leonard!!! I pray that he succeeds in all he does and in all he aspires to do. The sky is the limit for him. Thank you for airing this story. It brought a tear to my eye. I wonder if he knows that he has made the news in Zambia. By the way Lee's heritage is part Zambian.... His loving mother.....Tinta

    Sheila "Tinta" Phipps - 9 April 2015

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