Chibuku winner launches debut album

CHIBUKU Road to Fame winning group Adequate Sounds will launch their debut album tonight at City Sports Bar in the capital. 

The album is titled Hapana Hapana and made up of six tracks: Tirwirei, Hapana Hapana, Machongwe Maviri, Hope DzaSolomon, Huya Mudhuze and Wazviitira.

The album was recorded at Diamond Studios and produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera.

Fronted by Tendai Ngwazi, the group will be supported at the launch by Mark Ngwazi, Somandla Ndebele, Baba Harare, Romeo Gasa, Simon Mutambi, King Tazvida, Batsirai Chinyanga and Mufaro Wevatendi among others.

The Harare based sungura outfit won the Chibuku Road to Fame competition in 2016, a fete which saw them pocketing $7 000 and a recording contract ahead of Wood Pickers of Masvingo and RJ Zvavapachena of Mashonaland Central who were first and second runner-ups respectively.

“I am glad to launch my first album tomorrow (today). National Arts Council of Zimbabwe encouraged me to launch the project after winning Chibuku Road to Fame national competition in 2016.
“However, I took long to record therefore I did not get financial help from the Delta Beverages when I recorded this album,” Ngwazi said.

Chibuku Road To Fame is organised by Delta Beverages in conjunction with National Arts Council of Zimbabwe has produced more than 14 recorded groups since 2001 but most of them save for Gasa are virtually invisible in the showbiz industry.

Delta Beverages’ Patricia Murambinda once told this publication that it is difficult for her organisation to track other winners of Chibuku Road to Fame in local showbiz.
“Gasa has stood out to be the main artiste who has come out of Chibuku Road to Fame to have done very well.

“Most of the Chibuku Road to Fame group’s members have joined major groups as individuals and has made it difficult to track them on how well they are performing,” said Murambinda.

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