UNHERALDED rumba musician, Mduduzi Golide says it’s high time he claimed his position on the Zimbabwe music scene, having been at the periphery over the years.
By Staff Reporter
The Plumtree-born musician told The Standard Style last week that he wanted to make a name for himself on the local music arena after having released three albums since 2011.
“I want Zimbabweans in all four corners of the country to know that there is Mduduzi Golide who sings rumba music. I am based in South Africa but I am making efforts to popularise my music in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Golide, who did his secondary education at St Francis Secondary School in Plumtree, has released three albums — MaAfrica Amahle (2011), Uthando Luyinkinga (2014) and Wavumelani (2015).
He said the three albums failed to leave a mark on the local music scene because they lacked proper marketing.
“It’s only that these projects were not marketed at all. We would only sell the CDs when we came home in Plumtree, which was not enough to reach out to all people. We have started working on how best we can sell the product and get the music to all who love rhumba music in Zimbabwe,” he said.
Although his music has been played on foreign radio stations like Voice of America, the 31-year-old crooner said efforts to have his music played on local radio stations were now at an advanced stage.
“I have plans to visit local radio stations and perform live in Zimbabwe with my group United Africans. We have realised that for us to become known in Zimbabwe, we have to be visible,” said the young crooner who is inspired by Jah Prayzah and Ndolwane Super Sounds.
He said some of the tracks people should look out for in his previous projects include Isikhati Sekhefu, Dear Mama, Beator and Ubucelebrity.