Businessman-cum-musician Brian “Mwana Mutare” Samaita has roped in son of the late sungura icon Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo in his fifth album that was released last Tuesday.
By Entertainment Reporter
His previous projects — Nemiwo Munazvo, Murodzi Wepfungwa, Tsono and Kumazivandadzoka — did not rise to expectation, but Samaita believes his fifth project, a six-track album titled Rinoonekwa Namavanga, is one of his best projects.
The new album carries a track titled Dhewa Vedu which was done by Tongai Moyo Junior backed by Utakataka Express.
This is not the first time that Samaita has worked with members of Utakataka Express. In his last album Kumazivandadzoka, Samaita featured chanter Gift “Shiga-Shiga” Katuliki.
He said roping in the late sungura maestro’s son in his latest album was a way of introducing the Young Igwee to the market.
“Tongai Junior is only featured on my album as a way of introducing him to the market. The young man is full of potential and he just needs guidance so that he acclimatises to the industry,” Samaita said.
The album, which was produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera and will be marketed and distributed by Diamond Studios, carries tracks such as Baba Namai, Bhuru, Iye Anonzwa, Mufaro Wangu, Ndaizviziva and Dhewa Vedu.
Samaita, who is now a born-again Christian, thanks to his redemption at the hands of South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri, expressed happiness over the response his last album received.
The Murondatsimba frontman said they had lined up a number of shows across the country during the festive period to promote the new album.
“We will be going around the country to promote the album. It will be our opportunity to connect with our fans throughout the country,” he said.
Samaita was inspired by the late sungura musician Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo.