Acclaimed American singing talent show The Voice alumni Brian Nhira is set to land on home soil next Sunday, The Standard Style has learned.
By Staff Reporter
Born to Zimbabwean missionary parents Dr Edwell and Constance who moved to the West in 1989, Nhira mesmerised many and became viral on the internet after his great rendition of US star Pharrell Williams’ song Happy, will be in the country for 10 days.
“In less than two weeks I will be with my Zimbabwe fam!! I can’t wait to see y’all (sic) (June 4-13),” he posted on his official Facebook account last week.
The rising musician who confirmed his trip to The Standard Style will perform and speak at different organisations and learning institutions while in the country.
Although his itinerary has not yet been publicised, Nhira is bound to receive a warm welcome if comments by his fans online are anything to go by.
According to his website Brian Nhira Music, the 23-year-old made his musical debut when he was only four years old at an event in the rural countryside of Oklahoma, USA.
“He has dedicated a significant portion of his teenage years to sharpening his song writing and vocal skills (and) though initially shy with a bit of stage fright, Nhira faced his fears and has never looked back,” reads his biography.
As Nhira’s music and online videos began gaining recognition he was invited to audition for the Emmy Award winning NBC show The Voice.
For his Blind Audition, Nhira sang the global smash hit song Happy, originally written and performed by Williams, and subsequently chose Williams to be his coach on the show.
He successfully navigated his way to the live rounds of the nationally televised talent competition by captivating audiences, and the coaches alike, with electric performances of top 40 hits, including Sugar by Maroon 5, Grenade by Bruno Mars and Alive by Sia.
Nhira was last year awarded the Zimbabwe Achievers Award for Excellence in Music and was also named one of the “Tulsans of the Year,” by the Tulsa World news organisation.