BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA
Dendera musician Chamson Boroma, affectionately known as Aforomani, has released a six-track album titled Tiripamwe laden with social commentaries.
Boroma, who claims to be the son of the late Dendera music icon Simon Chimbetu, launched his ninth album on Radio Zimbabwe last week.
Since venturing onto the music scene, Boroma has been consistent in releasing albums each year — a development which his manager Japhet Nyamuchengwa attributed to his prowess in song writing.
“Every musician has his or her strategy, strengths and weaknesses. Boroma’s strength lies in song writing and he thrives to satisfy his fans by giving them what they want,” said Nyamuchengwa.
“I am happy that the latest album Tiripamwe is out. As the title track suggests, the album has songs that preach the gospel of unity, encouraging Zimbabweans to come together despite having different backgrounds.”
Other songs on the album include Marimuka, Jerenyenze, Haudaro, Seven Commandos and Chimoto.
Boroma said the new album was unique compared to the previous ones.
“The previous projects had songs focusing on mourning and disasters. However, this album focuses on unity, reminding Zimbabweans about our liberation struggle and the need to now shift to a new revolution of love and peace,” he said.
The track Jerenyenze is a reminder to a relative who is enjoying himself while others are wallowing in poverty while the song Haudaro tells the story of a man who is pleading with his wife following a nasty divorce.
Boroma has since fitted into the dendera family as denoted by his recent tour with his uncle Allan Chimbetu. The tour held joint shows in the loweveld , Mupandawana and Goromonzi where they shared the stage.
Boroma has released Ndotamba Nani (2008), Tagarira Dendera (2010), Mukwambo (2013), The Spirit Lives On (2014) Wrong Turn (2015), Comparable (2016) and Tinochema Navo (2017).