Macheso casts doubt on Xmas album release

HARARE - Sungura icon Alick Macheso is doubtful that he will be able to release his first album since 2012 before the Christmas holidays.

Despite persistent media reports suggesting the imminent release of Macheso’s long-awaited album, the sungura kingpin told the Daily News at his offices at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex that the album is still far from complete.

“There are a lot of reports on my forthcoming album. People are entitled to their opinions but the truth is that it is also my wish to release the album before the Christmas holiday but I do not see myself beating that deadline.

“The album is still far from perfect. I still need time to work on it. Kana Mwari atendera ndinogona kubuditsa (God permitting the album will be out) before Christmas but ummmmn,” the Madhawu singer said.

The veteran musician added that when the album is finally released, the news will spread like the death of a prominent member of society.

“Chinovanzwa urwere not rufu. Kana ndaburitsa album iri hazvivanzike zvinoita kunge rufu rwemunhu anoremekedzwa, munhu wese anobva aziva.” (The news of the release of my album will reach everyone because it will spread like the news of the death of a prominent member of society),” he said.

Macheso added that releasing albums during the festive season was no longer a priority.

“Recording companies used to push volumes during the festive season but this is no longer the case due to piracy.

“In any case, the majority of the people in this country no longer rely on salaries hence people can have money any time of the year.

“Owing to this, musicians can release albums anytime of the year. Therefore there is no need to pressure myself to drop the album before Christmas,” said the Tafadzwa singer.

Meanwhile, Macheso insists that he is unaware of reports claiming that veteran music promoter Chris Musabayana attempted suicide at Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex after a concert headlined by Macheso flopped last weekend.

Despite allegations that Musabayana may have tried to take his own life near the sungura star’s office and was later hospitalised at Chitungwiza Central Hospital, Macheso claimed to be in the dark about the incident.

“Actually, I am not aware that Musabayana wanted to kill himself because the concert was not successful.

“If he really tried to kill himself because of that, he is a fool. Magitare injuga (music is a gamble), one day you win and the other day you lose; he should be aware of this by now,” he said.

Comments (5)

For me i will wait up and until he releases this long awaited album. Take your time,dont rush. (Kumhanya handiko kusvika).l will support you even if you delay,Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaho Jozi fan

Roberts Chirikure - 17 December 2015

Please take your time baba shero. hapana chekumhanyira. album haribude zvekumhanya. vanhu vakamirira kutaura chete kana wabudisa.unogona kumbotora hakoNowero kwetemparari womushandisa nekuti vamwe avo vachivatsva vangarasisa musambo. usazvitarisira pasi nekuti ndiwe wega mukuru wemusambo. kana show dzikadzikira inyika yakaomerwa kwete kuti vanhu havachakuda.Iwe ndiwe wakadzidzisa masalads chibhasikoro, ukapa mashoko okuvakadzimba uye nerudo. Unechipo chako usanyeperwe. Mazuvano twumaband twevamwe twanzwa kuridzira mahara chaiwo.Ndini hangu Mvomvo iyo.

Hudson Mutandwa - 17 December 2015

Those who think Macheso has delayed releasing a new album are missing the mark. People still enjoy what he has offered and we still attend his shows in full force. Its better to hold fire than to dish out unripe buns. One album will overtake four released under pressure. We will wait till you release Cheso.

Batsie Ngugama - 18 December 2015

I thought by now Macheso should know that "Magitare" is business and not "juga". Businesses do not rise and fall because of sheer luck, they do so because those who run them run them as business enterprises.

David - 20 December 2015

Business is gambling coz ther is a level of uncertainty that cannot be estimated with precision

chimombe - 26 December 2015

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