Zakaria, Macheso to release duet

HARARE - Nicholas Zakaria’s forthcoming album featuring fellow musician Alick Macheso, which was supposed to be released in December, will now be released next month.

Khiama Boys manager Tapfumaneyi Kurumuko said the album Takakomborerwa will be released at the end of February as negotiations with potential sponsors are still in progress.

“We are still to come up with the exact date and venue,” said Kurumuko.

Khiama Boys is targeting to push thousands of the CD copies during the first week of release.

“It is our wish to produce as many copies as possible to beat piracy, at least 50 000,” he said.

On the forthcoming studio project, Zakaria collaborated with rising sungura artiste Simon Mutambi as well as former guitarists Macheso and Zakaria Zakaria.

Macheso is featured on two tracks Mira Pako (bass guitar) and on a Chewa song Mwambo (Law) where he provided backing vocals while Zakaria Zakaria played rhythm guitars on some of the songs on the album.

Songs making the album are Takakomborerwa, Sarudzo, Mira Pako, Murombo, Muromo and Mwambo (Law).

The album Takakomborerwa is their first collaboration since Zakaria and Macheso parted ways in 1997.

Zakaria, also known as “Senior Lecturer” in showbiz due to his wide experience in the industry, hinted that the forthcoming album will be loaded with hidden political messages.

“The album was inspired by both political and economic hardships facing people on a daily basis. The message is not confined to Zimbabwe alone but targets the whole world.

“I was quiet over the past years, but the worsening economic and political situation prevailing has forced me to confront leaders through music,” Zakaria told the Daily News in a previous interview.

“I have been composing political songs but was hesitant to release them, I believe now is the time to take the bull by the horns. I wish I could sing in all languages spoken on this earth such that my message will be effectively heard. My message is urging leaders to lead by example not just mere talking while acting in the opposite manner.”

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