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Energy Mutodi to release new album

Titled Kumasese, the album has six tracks that appear to be a cut above the previous ones.

The album, which this reporter had the chance to sample before release has a better vocal projection and all things being equal, will affirm his position on the local rhumba scene.

Some of the tracks on the album include, Angelina, Ruvimbo which are already rocking the airwaves, Two by Two, PaChibondo, Mbarikwa and Anesu.
According to Mutodi, Anesu is a tribute to Zimbabwean fallen heroes.

“The song urges people to stop mourning those that have departed, like the recently-departed Tongai Moyo and Cephas Mashakada. It also stretches to people like Simon Chimbetu and Leonard Dembo among others. We might mourn that they have departed but we should always celebrate their works. We should know that God is with us in every challenging situation,” said Mutodi.

The wait is also over for those that had been in anticipation to hear Alick Macheso play the first rhumba song. Last week the two musicians confirmed they were in the studio finalising the production of the second version of the song Angelina.

Mutodi says they had taken longer to finish the song due to Macheso’s busy schedule.
“Macheso is a busy man so we almost failed to meet the deadline. But finally things are working out and the album will be ready for the market by next week.

“The song is definitely one of the best songs on the album and I am sure everyone will love it, rhumba fans and sungura fans are likely to unite through this song.”

The album will be launched at the Rainbow Towers Hotel on December 7 though it would have been availed onto the market on November 22.
Mutodi, who entered on the rhumba scene to massive ridicule from various musicians, appears to be learning and mastering the ropes faster than anyone had anticipated.

When he got onto the limelight early this year many critics rubbished him while some accused him for using his financial muscle to gain entry and relevance.

But however, with the forthcoming album, Mutodi appears to affirm himself onto the pole position of Zimbabwean rhumba music.
His debut album Simbi Ya’Mdhara was received with mixed feelings as most in the business fraternity marvelled at the artiste’s guts as an accomplished businessman to brave the stage clad in red suits dancing to rhumba tunes.

But through perseverance, Mutodi has almost single handedly revived the rhumba genre which was fast-losing popularity.
His vocal ability might not be anywhere near the likes of Diamond Musica, Extra Musica and All Stars Musica among others, but the verve with which he has stormed the scene cannot go unnoticed.

Today many rhumba fans call him the Koffi Olomide of Zimbabwe because of his flamboyance.

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