Andy Muridzo to release Ndebele songs

Andy Muridzo to release Ndebele songs
Published: 18 June 2018 (816 Views)
Contemporary musician, Andy Muridzo Ngwenya who fell out with Jah Prayzah's Military Touch Movement (MTM) after their record deal went sour earlier this year says he now finds himself stuck with a military stage costume that he was motivated to wear by his mentor and former boss - Jah Prayzah.

"When I started my music career, being a person that was groomed by Jah Prayzah, he said to me 'I'm a soldier so you need to wear a uniform that's similar to mine'.

"This is the costume my band and I are using now. I still don't have a decision on whether I should leave this uniform for another attire. For now though, I'm still wearing it," Andy said.

Andy (pictured, left with part of his team) terminated his five-year contract with MTM in March saying he was not getting what he had signed for as Jah Prayzah and his team were not assisting him in any way as agreed in the contract.

However, speaking on his relationship with Jah Prayzah, Andy said: "It's cool. We talk a lot on the phone. Normally, we're usually busy so I just say hi and he says hi too."

On his Munondo album which he released in April, Andy said it was doing quite well as he is getting a lot of invitations to perform at shows and corporate events. He said so many are the bookings that he at times goes for a week without going home as he will be out of Harare performing.

He said contrary to belief that most tracks, especially Matomonyomo were dedicated at Jah Prayzah and his MTM stable, the album focused mostly on social life issues. Matomonyomo which talks of a person who is fed up seemed to narrate Andy's ordeal at MTM.

"When I did the album, I was focusing mostly on people's day to day life. Looking at the track Matomonyomo, there're a lot of people who come in your life and claim to want to help you, but then dump you along the way.

"This song was me saying I want to do me. The track was not exactly dedicated to MTM, but it was dedicated to everyone who was been given false promises, not only me, but everyone," he said.

Other than MTM, Andy's career had been dented by erotic dancer Bev who went to town claiming that she had been impregnated by him. He said he has not spoken to Bev ever since then.

"We only meet at shows and she does her thing while I concentrate on my slot as well. Even when that issue arose, I never replied.

"Bev actually tarnished my wife's image and not mine. If I was given an opportunity to reconcile with her I wouldn't."

Last week, Andy released a music video for Mudzepete, one of the songs off Munondo. The video recorded by Naxo Films and shot in Uzumba received praise with some urging the artiste to try his hand at acting.

Mudzepete (referring to anything that gets people drunk) features Andy's Jeetaz band members.

"This video was inspired by my rural home in Uzumba where I used to see some old men getting drunk. I imagined one of my grandfather's friends who was called Chinoto – he was ever drunk," said Andy.

"Mudzepete is just a broad term for alcoholic drinks that make people drunk."

On the video that has been viewed over 10 000 times on YouTube, Andy's band members are shown having a good time by a watering hole, drinking traditional beers and lagers.

The release of this video, Andy said was part of his efforts to vigorously market the new album.

"I need to market myself everywhere because in the past, I only used to limit myself to performing in Mashonaland. Now, I'm spreading my wings locally as my brand has to be recognised locally before I think of expanding it regionally," he said.

Reflecting on his Bulawayo show last month, Andy who can sing eloquently in Ndebele as his father is from Bulawayo said: "The response was perfect because it was my second time performing there.

"I think I have to work on releasing Ndebele songs as well so that everybody understands what I'll be singing because when I performed there, I could see people dancing but I could tell they weren't understanding.  So I realised I have to mix Ndebele and Shona when I sing."

- chronicle

Tags: Muridzo, Ndebele, Songs,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Zimbabwe's impressive cabinet line-up under a severe parliamentary vaccuum

by Reginald Thabani Gola. | 19 September 2018 | 104 Views

Mnangagwa boycott the way to go, says MDC veterans

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 100 Views

Mudede hunts down staffer who revealed blacklist

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 88 Views

'Mnangagwa inherits Mugabe's anti-Gukurahundi traits'

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 68 Views

Mnangagwa snubbing the way to go

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 71 Views

Shame on you MDC MPs

by Munya Shumba | 19 September 2018 | 87 Views

Kariba on high Cholera alert

by John T Chirinda | 19 September 2018 | 67 Views

Parent involvement helps students to do well

by Agencies | 19 September 2018 | 53 Views

$6000 salary for MPs

by Staff Reporter | 19 September 2018 | 132 Views

Mnangagwa tours Glen View cholera centre

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 82 Views

Unresolved ethnicity conflict haunts Bulawayo

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 61 Views

Bulawayo's 'foreign' mayor remains unfazed

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 68 Views

Court defers ruling on Nduna's Chegutu West win

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 79 Views

Zoey SA bound

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 49 Views

Gukurahundi seeks to eclipse Intwasa

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 49 Views

Gukurahundi documentary deemed to be carrying inflammatory information

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 61 Views

Models at Prophet Magaya Prayer Mountain

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 68 Views

Chamisa turns down Parly invite

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 90 Views

Local govt has crossed difficult path since year 2000

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 84 Views

Ecocash and swipe are gradually being phased out

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 238 Views

So much hate in Zimbabwe, Mnangagwa needs to unite people - Mliswa

by Stephen Jakes | 19 September 2018 | 206 Views

Chamisa's MPs walk out on Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 143 Views

Mnangagwa must consider Mthuli Ncube's proposals

by Editorial - newsday | 19 September 2018 | 128 Views

Mnangagwa rejects Mines Bill

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 122 Views

Dump politics, says Mnangagwa

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 113 Views

Umguza's polluted water pose health risk - Residents

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 60 Views

Man attacks peeping Tom with machete

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 117 Views

Mental patient finally released after wrongful arrest

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 75 Views

MDC-Alliance's infantile stunt self-defeating

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 82 Views

Court inspects ZBC records in Pambuka, Mazivisa fraud case

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 82 Views

Mnanagwa's turning point

by Tichaona Zindoga | 19 September 2018 | 88 Views

The Second Constitutional Amendment

by Sharon Hofisi | 19 September 2018 | 84 Views

Man kills domestic worker's family

by Staff reporter | 19 September 2018 | 87 Views