Jah Bless gains traction


ONE of Zimbabwe’s most exciting dancehall stars, Tavona Kevin Padoro aka Entertainer or Jah Bless is gifted with a good voice and composing prowess that is out of this world.

He is also known for playing with Cruxial Mix since 1996 and at the same time working as a Club DJ with the Startime Crew. Born in Kwekwe but now based in the capital, Jah Bless is a reggae and dancehall artiste who is gaining nationwide significance and expanding his fan base.

He has released a number of singles which are now packaged on his 24-track singles collection Yedu Singles Collection. In 2017, he released a 21-track album titled King of Zimdancehall, which exhibits the experience, rich talent, lyrical depth and social awareness by the artiste.

The songs range from highly motivational spiritual songs like Waymaker (reggae cover version of song by Sinach) to classic love songs like Ndiwe Wandada and Zimbabwe. The songs are both in international and vernacular languages, thus demonstrating the artiste’s eloquence and fluency in both English and Shona. 

“I am unique in that my music is a universal now sound which transcends beyond social boundaries or  social divide thus it appeals to all age groups, religions, races and both the rich and the poor.
“I am a unifier, motivator, teacher and above all an entertainer,” said Jah Bless. 

The artiste is quite visible on social media and has some videos which made it to the charts on national television. “I stormed to national stardom in 2002 when I did the song Dada nerudzi rwako which was produced by Delani Makhalima which went to number 1 on Power FM. 

This was my first shot at recording after having been with a local Reggae outfit called Cruxial Mix since 1996 and at the same time working as a Club DJ with the Startime Crew,” said the talented singer.

Besides being a musician, Entertainer is also an intellect who holds an MBA with the University of Zimbabwe.

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