Afro-fusion musician Sasha says she has what it takes to scale to dizzy heights in the cut-throat music industry.
By style Reporter
The 34-year-old singer told The Standard Style that she was now ripe and ready to conquer the world on her own considering the lengthy journey she has travelled before going solo.
“I now feel that I have got what it takes to be at the top having shared the stage with almost every big artiste in Zimbabwe. I have learnt my lessons and I am always learning and improving my act,” she said.
A product of Progress Chipfumo’s Sound of Motherland outfit, Sasha started singing at a tender age in the AFM Church with the likes of Kiren Darare and Sebastan Magacha. She said she never looked back, joining the mainstream music scene that saw her moving from one group to another.
“I worked with a number of groups, including Shepherd Chinyani, but my turning point was when I worked with Progress Chipfumo. He is the one who built the stage confidence in me and I would always call him my musical father,” she said.
A mother of two, Sasha said despite having parted ways with the Sound of Motherland six years ago, she was still collaborating with her “musical father”.
“I am in the studio doing a set of collaborations with Progress which are to be released before year end as part of my debut album titled Mutsindo. It’s a six-track project,” she said.
“I introduced my debut single titled Two-timer at a successful launch ceremony at Club Las Vegas in May. I do Afro-fusion with a deep assortment of mbira and marimba. I am a founding member of Talking Guitars.“
Sasha said she had worked hard to assist fellow female musicians through a number of empowerment programmes.
“I started China Chemadzimai, an all-women music event that was held at Club Joy Centre in Highfield where I helped fellow female artistes with a backing group perform live. I would like to thank the owner of the joint, Mr (David) Mudzudzu, for funding the project,” she said.
Sasha said upcoming female musicians Tendai Chimombe, Kessia Musona, Ammie Jamanda, Clare Nyakujara, Sister Flame and Pauline Gundidza, among others, benefited from the China Chemadzimai project.
“We are hoping to resuscitate the project next month. My drive is to see female artistes rise to the level of Brenda Fassie and Busi Ncube, among others,” she said.
The Afro-fusion diva does live performances from Thursday to Sunday every week.
On Friday, she serenaded fans at Ganya Nite Club at Gazaland shopping centre, Highfield, before performing at Makiyi Nite Club at Chitubu shopping centre, Glen Norah yesterday. Today she takes her Talking Guitars outfit to Club Joy Centre in Highfield.