Jusa Mpostori to make videos in Mozambique

MUTARE - Urban grooves artiste Jusa Mpostori (pictured) is currently in Mozambique where is he shooting videos for his forthcoming seven-track album titled Muridzo set to be released at the end of the month.

The Bhegi rechimhandara hitmaker said he commands a decent following in the former Portuguese colony.

“Mozambicans love local music and if you go to Manica and Chimoio you will notice that local music dominates their music charts. You will feel like you will still be in Zimbabwe,” Jusa said.

The Zimunya-born artiste, whose hit Handina Mari became an anthem of sorts in Mutare two years ago, has ruled out any performances during his stint in Mozambique.

“Whenever I travel to Mozambique I am often pressurised to hold impromptu shows but this time it won’t happen because I want to concentrate on making videos.  In addition to making new videos, I will try to do as many videos as I can from previous albums which did not have videos like Katurike,” he said.

Muridzo is Jusa’s fourth album. He burst onto the music scene in 2008 with the album Cease Fire before releasing Chikwambo in 2012.

Two years ago, he dropped Ndibate Mushe which spawned the hit Demo.

Jusa, whose real name is Wiriranai Chakoroma-Maenda, interestingly attributes his rise to music piracy.

“Regrettably, I owe the popularity that I have to piracy. National radio stations do not play my music. I only release new albums to stay relevant through new songs otherwise I do not expect my money to come from album sales.

“Because my life has known no other way of making money but to sing and dance for every cent and never from album sales, I have to be grateful to the vice that has given me the fame that has made me the entertainer of choice in and around Mutare,” Jusa told the Daily News recently.

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