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‘Zaka Zaka’ releases second album

Former Orchestra Mberikwazvo guitarist Zakaria Zakaria has released his second album titled Zvine Godo.


The six-track album follows up on his debut release, Tererai released last year. The album however, failed to make an impact on local charts.

Zakaria, brother to veteran sungura maestro Nicholas, has stuck to the sungura beat synonymous with the original Khiama Boys.

Although he is still to establish a distinct voice to distinguish himself from others, the talented guitarist did a commendable job on the new release.

“Zaka Zaka”, as he is affectionately known, credits his brother for ushering him into mainstream music.

“My brother has been a pillar of strength and has always told me that I had a good voice and should go for it (recording),” said Zakaria.

Tracks on the album include Vabereki, Julia, Zikomo, Kubatana, Tsika Dzedu and Mwana WaAmai. Some of the songs are already receiving airplay on local radio stations.

Vabereki is a song on which he thanks his parents for bringing him up while Julia talks about a man who expresses his pain after being dumped by his girlfriend through social networking site, Facebook.
On Zikomo, the versatile rhythm guitarist introduces himself to his elders in his originalChewa language while he preaches the gospel of unity among musicians and stakeholders in the arts industry on the song Kubatana.

Tsika Dzedu teaches about the need to uphold  values and customs with Mwana WaAmai depicting the life of an ordinary Zimbabwean in the diaspora.

Backed by 10-member band, Chilli Boys, Zakaria is already holding shows across the country to promote the album.

He revealed plans to do a duet with his brother in the near future.

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