Here comes 'King Satan'

CHEGUTU-based musician Samson Nharara shocked many after adopting the most dreaded name on earth “King Satan” as his stage name.

Nharara has released five albums Tinosvika Chete, Ziya Rangu, Musadaro, Maonero and Rongekai under the name King Satan since 2010.

The musician, who also runs a security company in Chegutu, told the WeekendPost that the moniker came before his music career.

“I used to beat people for calling me by that name but the more I beat them, the more the name stuck,” the 48-year-old artiste said.

“I earned the moniker when I was just 19. I served in the army for 12 years and it was during this period that moniker came about after routinely winning free fights hence my colleagues referred to me as “king of the ring” by then.

“King of the Ring title then developed into King Satan.”

The moniker became so popular when he left the army.

“After the army, I joined the police where I served for six years in Mhangura, Chinhoyi and Chegutu. I was a-no-nonsense officer, very strict. Ndaisaregerera vanhu (never used to forgive people easily)hence popularising the nickname King Satan,” he said.

“The name, became so popular to the extent that I begrudgingly accepted it. Even my children are known as King Satan’s children,” said the father of 18.

“You cannot find me if you search for me using my real name,” he laughed.

Nharara used to fellowship at Johanne Masowe eChishanu but has since threw in the towel.

“I left the church after my wife died in mysterious circumstances,” he said.

Currently, he is working on his sixth studio album to be titled Magariro.

“This year, my focus is to push my music across the country. It’s high time my music reaches every corner of the country or even beyond.

“I specialise in sungura and kanindo genre,” he said.

“Recently, I was touring the Midlands Province performing alongside Tatenda Pinjisi, we showcased in areas such as Gokwe and Venice among others and the response was overwhelming,” he said. —Vasco Chaya

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