Tryson, Progress rope in managers

WHILE musicians Progress Chipfumo and Tryson Chimbetu once shone in the showbiz, lack of proper management has seen the two artistes grounded again.

At some point in time, Chipfumo ruled the roost and to an extent was bigger than Jah Prayzah in terms of popularity while Chimbetu was competing with his cousin Suluman on the same platform.

Both Chipfumo and Tryson have admitted that poor management played a crucial role in their downfall.
Chipfumo who was against the idea of hiring a band manager has of late recruited one.

“I have realised that I cannot do everything on my own. The manager will be responsible for organising concerts and welfare of band members and in so doing giving me adequate time to concentrate on composing new songs.

“I hope the coming in of new management in the Sounds of Motherland will see the band taking off,” Chipfumo said.
Since he roped in new management, Chipfumo is no longer the same.

He has changed his wardrobe so as to appeal even to the upmarket audience.

“Everything on me has changed. It’s now business unusual,” said Chipfumo who is expected to launch new studio album Progress Check at Jazz 24/7 in Harare on July 26.

Known for crafting meaningful lyrics, Chipfumo’s forthcoming album will add to some of his well-received projects including Let Them Know, Ndinovatenda Nei, Tsiurika, Usatamba Nemoto and his debut album Progress Report.
The former Hohodza band member has inspired many local musicians including Jah Prayzah and Gift Mahlupeka among others.

The Jerusarema hit-maker went on to collaborate with him on the song Yambuka Rukova off the album Kumbumura Mhute.

“I fell in love with the way Progress crafted his lyrics and even his musical style. It was my wish to achieve what he has achieved in music industry.

“When I collaborated with him it was a dream that came true,” Jah Prayzah said then.

On the other hand, Tryson who was arguably the suitable Dendera heir has also roped in new management.
He wrote on his Facebook page that he has dropped the bad boy tag in order to fully develop his music career.
“We are no longer in the business of fighting people in the society, we have changed. Our core business is now to deliver good music...,” reads the post.

Tryson is now working on a new album which he hopes  will turn the tables.


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