THERE is never a dull moment so it seems for Enock “Nox” Guni whose prospects for success seem to be firing from all cylinders.
After enduring Zimbabwe’s tumultuous socio-political environment the Kuwadzana bred crooner packed up his bags and relocated to Mzansi in 2008, where from the looks of things he struck gold.
“After going to South Africa I managed to build a more comfortable life for myself, managed to buy myself a nice car, and I now stay in a townhouse in Midrand,” he said.
Unfortunately, as with most musicians, his relative success is not the result of his musical pursuits but of his day job. He is as a business development executive for a training and recruitment company, but there is no prize for guessing where his passion lies.
He still harbours the dream of taking urban grooves to the international stage and believes the genre is here to stay.
“The only difference now is that I now use English in my lyrics so that I can break the language barrier.”
He recently released the album Music Love and Me which he says is available in leading retail outlets and can also be bought from the website www.vangodza.com. He also intends to make videos of all the songs on the album.
“I have discovered that you can’t really do a song and expect it to go platinum if there is no video accompanying it. So I am investing in videos for all my songs.
“As we speak, three of my new videos are available on YouTube, these are Garandichauya, Wandinoda/The One I Love and Ndavenaye.”
According to Guni the song Wandinoda/The One I Love was included in a compilation album — entitled African All-Stars — which will be marketed worldwide by Sony Africa and will be used at the World Cup in June. The compilation includes songs from some of Africa’s celebrated young talent namely 2Face and P Square of Nigeria, Jozi of South Africa and Kamillion from Zambia.
Guni has also initiated a series of shows dubbed Urban Loving Concerts in South Africa which will be held every two months. The first show featured XQ, Maskiri, Sniper, Blush, Junia Blaze and Trinta, said Guni.
“The next show will be on May 1 and will be held in Midrand. It will feature Leonard Mapfumo, Tererai Mugwadi, Maskiri, Blush and Trinta,” he said.