Artistes capitalise on collabos

LOCAL musicians have discovered the art of earning quick popularity through collaborations.

Artistes such as Ammara Brown, Jah Prayzah, Suluman Chimbetu, Ba Shupi and Fungisayi Zvakavapano-Mashavave are all masters of collaborations.

Most of Ammara’s hit songs such as Kure and Mukoko all came after she collaborated with different artistes.

Like Ammara, most of Ba Shupi’s hit songs are collaborations and these include Ma1 (Mamonya) featuring Pee Kay; Godo featuring Stunner and Muridzo featuring Soul Jah Love.

“My strength is in collaborations and all the collaborations I have ever done worked.

“I will never stop doing collaborations as they are working out well for me,” Ba Shupi said.

This month, the artiste is expected to release another song he collaborated with Jah Prayzah and the song is called Bhero.

Ba Shupi sampled the song Bhero at City Sports Bar’s weekly Jam Session in Harare last week and the song instantly became a darling of many music loving fans that had packed the joint.

“The track is expected in June (this month) and the overwhelming response I got here (Jam Session) is encouraging. This is my first time to perform the song at a public event like this one,” said Ba Shupi.

Fungisayi had been kept a low profile in the showbiz till she collaborated with secular artistes including Jah Prayzah and Killer T.

It was her joint song Daidzai Vakuru Vauye with the Takumbofarawo hit maker which revived her waning popularity in the music industry.

The song was well received by fans across the divide from gospel to Zimdancehall fans and the track dominated local charts for a number of weeks.

Lyn Magodo aka Lady Storm or simply Eriza also collaborated with Andy Muridzo and Roki on separate projects as a way of keeping her musical boat afloat.

Internationally, some artistes also ride on collaborations and these include rapper Tyga who has hits, including Deuces, Loyal, Snapbacks Back and others.
—Vasco Chaya

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