BY KENNETH NYANGANI
MUTARE Zimdancehall chanter Robert Tondoya, aka Tony D, who recently launched his fifth album in Mutare believes the new offering will open a new chapter in his career as he seeks international audience.
Tondoya gave a vintage act when he launched his album titled Struggle in the Jungle at Club Mandisa.
He said the title track chronicled the struggles he faced while he was growing up and the message is of encouragement.
The chanter, who is now based in Zvishavane, said some of the songs on the album were about love and resilience.
The eight-track album has songs, including Life in the Ghetto, Dhadhamu and Kushinga, among others.
In an interview with this publication Tondoya said he was going on a whirlwind tour to market his new offing.
“I decided to launch my album in Mutare because this is where I started my music career,” Tondoya said.
“I now have 15 years in the industry and as a musician, I also have my own lows and highs.
“I am also targeting international audiences, so I believe this new album is going to open a new chapter for me.
“I was humbled by the attendance at the album launch. It shows that there are some people who appreciate my music and the crowd was very supportive.
“My songs touch on various themes such as love, respect, resilience and day-to-day issues faced by people.
Tondoya released his debut album titled Simukai in 2002. Four year later he released Nguva Yasvika before dropping My Story in 2009. After a four-year sabbatical, Tondoya released his fourth project titled One More Time.