Twenty-six-year-old James Mutero is ready to make waves in the music industry, a thing he has been waiting to do for a long time.
By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
The first step Mutero is going to take is to submit his music to all stations.
“For now, I cannot say I am getting airplay, so I am about to submit my music to all radio and television stations,” Mutero told The Standard Style.
“My product is ready for the market and l hope all will go well and I have so much confidence in our local DJs as they do support our local talent and treat all artistes with fairness and equality.
“So, I am hoping they will accept and support all my music and get it aired for my fans to appreciate my music.”
Mutero has just finished his first album which will be releasedsoon.
“I have just finished my first album, which has nine tracks and is set to be released early this year,” he said.
“I have four singles which are collaborations which I did with other musicians. The singles include Zarura featuring Sam Dondo, Tinosvika Here featuring Eria Tembo, Wenyasha, which I did with Shinso and I Change My Mind featuring Roki.
“I also have a video for the song called Washinga Moyo, which has been released before the album launch to encourage fans to come in numbers for the launch event.”
Mutero is optimistic that the album will do well on the market.
“All the songs on the album are promising hit tracks and I want to thank these artistes for their support. I also wish that other gospel artistes will do the same and support me,” he said.
Mutero has done live performances along other well-known musicians.
“I have done a few shows so far, starting with the one I did alongside Blessing Shumba in Rusape, which was quite a good start. I go by the stage name King James, which came from the fans and they endorsed the moniker at a show I did with Michael Mahendere,” he said.
The young musician said just like any local artistes he was facing challenges.
“It’s a dog-eat-dog kind of environment. I find it more difficult to engage gospel musicians on collaborations than secular musicians,” he said.
Mutero’s talent was first spotted by Pastor T Nsingo in 2005, but he joined the mainstream music industry four years later.