With two albums under his belt, upcoming sungura musician Tendai Dembo believes he now fits well in his late father, Leonard Dembo’s shoes.
By Staff Reporter
In an interview with The Standard Style, Dembo said he has come of age as evidenced by hordes of people who follow his music. He said being voted among the best Top 10 songs in the Coca Cola Top 50 music charts was not a fluke. His song titled Enia off the album Mushando was voted Number 9 on the annual countdown show.
“The Number 9 position in the Coca Cola Top 50 was a boost to the Barura Express and we will not sit on our laurels this year,” Dembo said.
“I am in the studio working on a new album. We have improved as a group, with polished vocals and instruments. Barura Express is raring to go this year.”
Dembo said the new album was likely to come out by June this year.
“If all goes well, with the pace that we are moving at, the new album should be out by June. As for videos, I am investing in videos so that I come up with products that meet international standards,” he said.
Dembo, who alongside his brother Morgan released their debut album Kutsika Matsimba in 2013, said he was happy with the airplay that his music was receiving.
“My music, especially my latest album Mushando, has been receiving rave reviews across several national radio stations, including Radio Zimbabwe and National FM. I hope to reach my fans throughout the country with a nationwide tour that is coming in due course,” he said.
Tendai and Morgan ventured into music in 2007 having gone through apprenticeship at the hands of sungura ace Alick Macheso. Six years later, the brothers released Kutsika Matsimba before they went their separate ways a year later. In 2014, Tendai launched his first album Kupakwashe as a solo artist, which was followed by his second offering, Mushando in 2016.
Mushando was produced by the legendary Bothwell Nyamhondera and was distributed and marketed by Diamond Studios.