Is Andy Muridzo suffering from an identity crisis?
BY PRECIOUS CHIDA
This is the question that his adoring fans are asking after his latest song. Last week, the star released a video for his recent love song titled Broken Heart, which is currently trending on social media platforms.
Known for mimicking Jah Prayzah’s music, the musician’s recent activities have, however, proven that he has not abandoned his passion to be a dancehall artist.
In an interview last year with our sister paper NewsDay, Muridzo claimed that he had always wanted to pursue a career as a Zimdancehall musician, but Jah Prayzah advised him to try his type of music because he did not have anyone he was mentoring.
Muridzo has three albums — Zuva Rabuda, Ngarizhambe and Tichambotenderera which sound like Jah Prayzah’s type of music. However, his latest offering proves that Muridzo is yet to decide on exactly what genre he wants to settle for.
Born Andrew Ngwenya, the fast-rising musician appears to be aiming to go international with the new reggae sound that he is now adding to his music.
The reflective track with profound lyrics and an impressive reggae tune, Andy Muridzo shows off that he is multi-talented and could be the next Lucky Dube if he continues with the strategy.
Although the video to the single has attracted mixed reactions, most observers believe it is only fair to commend him for the hard work as he gave life to the video with his acting, which coordinated well with the message in the song.
Reading between the lines, one gets the impression that Andy Muridzo connects with this song more than any of his previous tracks.
Speaking to this publication, Muridzo said, “This is my personal experience. I have been there before and I know how it feels like. As we all know, we tell stories through music and this song could heal someone’s pain.”
During his shows, Muridzo always performs a few popular tracks from Jamaican and other renowned dancehall artists, which he actually sings better.
The Harare carnival launch which was held in Highfield last month saw Andy Muridzo performing some dancehall tunes. He also did the same at the OK Grand Challenge and the Mafikizolo Come Let’s Dance concert.
One could conclude that Andy Muridzo can sing reggae more than any other genre as fans seem to enjoy it more when he chants other artists’ tunes than his own.
Even though the musician says he sings whatever he feels is comfortable with him, fans have noted that reggae music could lead him to the top if he continues with it.