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Plaxedes is back with a new offering

Wenyika told Standard Life&Style she is confident this album will not disappoint as she has worked with seasoned producers.
“On this album I worked with the best of the best, including producers such as Mono Mukundu, David Sengwayo and Mika Joka. The album was also recorded live and the instrumentalists were perfect,” said Wenyika.

She said this single is only a teaser and a sign of bigger things to come.

“This song is not even the best on this album but it just gives my fans a feel of what to expect on my upcoming album. The reason why I worked with some of the best musicians is because I am also targeting the international market.

For an artist to break the barriers and enjoy wide audience, the work needs to be up to scratch and that is what I have been striving to do.”

 

The song Huya Ndikuratidze is a typical laid back, soul tune that will certainly take you through a love journey. It is complemented by rich lyrics that go well along with the beat.

Produced by David Sengwayo, the song is about the need to count on one another in a relationship and assure one another of everlasting love even during difficult times.

To date Wenyika has four albums under her name and this project will bring the count to five. The album Brighter Day will feature 14 songs and will be officially launched next month.

The songstress said since the release of her debut album, Tisaparadzane her music had transformed from being urban grooves to adult contemporary music. The upcoming album is a fusion of jazz, rhythm and blues, Afro pop, soul with a bit of traditional elements.

“My sound is not urban grooves but I am a soul singer. Most of my ballads cut across all ages and I can safely say that this is what has kept me going for years.

“Most importantly, my fans have stood by me throughout my career. My aim now is to support the brand that has existed for over a decade and complement it with other genres.”

After the official launch of the album in February, Wenyika will be launching a clothing line and a trust to benefit disadvantaged students.
“I have made sure that all my works are being held under my newly found label La Lede International. This new label which is yet to be launched officially in the country will help me support the brand name I have been building over the years.”

Wenyika last released an album in 2009 and the following year she ventured into acting and was a National Arts Merit Awards best actress nominee after a role in a short film.

“This break gave me time to rethink on what exactly I needed to do and also allowed me to come up with new ideas.”

Wenyika shared the stage with Joe Thomas when he staged a show in the country in 2008. She was also one of the headline acts at the Miss Malaika pageant which was hosted in 2001. She is billed to share the stage with one of America’s fashionable outfits, Boys II Men, in March.

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