United Kingdom-based sungura group Kambo Boys, who made their debut with a smashing single titled Melo, whose video sent tongues wagging on social media two years ago, have unleashed another single titled Gebha Time.
By Staff Reporter
The trio of young Zimbabweans based in the UK — Nigel Fungai, Simba Mupfudze and Tonde Maheu Nembaware — has come up with their own unique beat of sungura which they say gives sungura a “new age” look.
“Our music is unique because we have modernised our art to suit the current audience,” said one of the group members, Fungai.
“We have engaged good song arrangements, quality videos and we have collaborated with one of the best sungura producers to create a unique sound. Times are changing and we feel sungura needs a new direction. We hope we can execute this in our upcoming projects.”
The trio said they opted for sungura because they felt the genre was unique in its own way and needed proper execution to compete with other genres.
“We chose sungura because we have always been sungura fans. We grew up listening to the music of Simon Chimbetu, Leonard Dembo and Khiama Boys, among others,” said Mupfudze.
“However, we feel that sungura has a market out there and if well-executed and promoted, it can reach greater heights. We feel we have so much potential to take sungura to another level; it will take time but eventually we will get there.”
Early this year, Kambo Boys released a single titled Sweet Larrisa whose video is world-class. The song was recorded at Mono Mukundu’s Monolio Studios in Harare, Hator Bros Entertainment, Ray B Studios and Kambo Studios in the UK.
This time around, the trio has dropped a Christmas present for their legion of followers in and outside Zimbabwe.
“We have a single titled Gebha Time, which we will be dropping in the next few days. It’s a Christmas track that we worked on alongside our producer Mono Mukundu who played all the instruments. We also engaged Munyaradzi Viya to put the icing on the cake. We have also done a video for the track with Simba G and it will be out just before Christmas,” said Nembaware.
As of live shows, the trio believes it’s high time they went on stage.
“We have been working on our art and we feel we are ready to go live on stage. Next year looks promising to say the least,” Nembaware said.
“We have been getting a fair amount of airplay on radio stations and social media platforms but we are yet to make a permanent mark. We are still pushing hard and we hope next year it will be a good year for us.”
The young musicians said they were inspired by yesteryear sungura artists and currently they follow music of Sulumani Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah and Alick Macheso.