Jamaican star Munga hints at Zim concert

HARARE - Jamaican reggae-dancehall artiste Munga Honourable looks set to hold his maiden concert in Zimbabwe soon.

Munga, who is also known as The Gangsta Ras or Wanted Man, hinted at the gig on instagram. The artiste, however, did not reveal the date, venue and organiser of the purported concert.

“Zimbabwe mi soon forward,” was all the In My Arms singer said on his instagram account.

The Jamaican artiste, who was born Damian Rhoden in Islington, St. Mary, Jamaica, first rose to prominence in 1997 when he took part in the Red Label Wine Superstar Competition with the song Who Drink Out The Red Label Wine.

Munga developed his craft under the tutelage of Capleton, who is also known as King Shango, who owns David House record Label.

He has continually expressed his gratitude to Capleton for making him the opening act in 2001.

“The Prophet (Capleton) has been the best teacher I could possibly have. He taught me about presentation, which is your image to the people, and the delivery of your sound and vocals,” said Munga.

Roping in Don Corleon as his producer in 2005 enabled Munga’s career to take off in a big way. It was then that he produced such hits as Bad Like I, Flippin Rhymez, In My Arms, Earthquate, Bad From Me Born among many others.

Munga’s proposed tour is yet another confirmation of how Zimbabwe has become a popular destination for international reggae/dancehall artistes.

A string of top-notch Jamaican entertainers who include Konshens, Capleton, Fantan Moja, Mr Vegas, Charlie Black, Busy Signal, Kalado, Elephant Man, Luciano, Sizzla, Mavado and Popcaan have performed in Zimbabwe in recent years.

Jah Cure, the internationally acclaimed King of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae, is scheduled to perform at Harare’s Glamis Arena on April 29 in a concert dubbed “Together As One” that is being organised by Red Rose Entertainment.

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