By Joel Tsvakwi
BULAWAYO music producer, composer and rap artiste Hope Mavaza, aka HP Manyenga, has encouraged artistes to venture into alternative revenue-generating projects.
The youthful artiste said artistes should diversify to minimise the risk by not relying on one source of revenue.
“This year has been a challenge for us as artistes due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The outbreak means no gigs, which were the main source of our income. I encourage artistes to stay safe and venture into other revenue streams that will enable them to sustain their careers during this challenging time,” he said.
Having produced and dropped a thriller single titled uCherry Omubi, he now is on it again by announcing yet another thriller on a date to be announced soon.
Raised in Bulawayo’s Nkulumane suburb, HP Manyenga believes it’s time through music to let out that which he is made of proving the mettle of ghetto youths.
“I am thrilled to announce the release of my new hip-hop single titled Khandashisa which talks about being confident on where you stand, believing in yourself and being true in all your endeavours, it’s walking the talk,” he said.
“Being a self-confident, someone who cannot be told to change their own mind once an informed life decision has been made, this sets apart such people from others because they do not doubt or pity themselves on being what they are.”
Khandashisa is a love song, which highlights experiences of some as they try to find loved ones.
“The song talks about life where one had an experience of dating beautiful women and has often been disappointed, and now wants someone different from external beauty and appearance, but that with true love from inside and is eager to change his lifestyle,” HP Manyenga said.
The youthful singer owes it all to his manager Shadreck Phiri for doing things right.
“I will be launching my new hip-hop album Snakes and Ladders sometime in the month of September after the release of the hip-hop single Khandashisa,” he said.
“Thus my passion is a way of getting the word out to the hip-hop fans that the Zim hip-hop industry still has it and there is still more. Having worked with so many artistes, I am happy to be identified with big names increasing chances for collaborations.”