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‘The Bullet’ loses its firepower

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Controversial singer Calisto “The Bullet” Nyamhute, famed for his song Special Meat, seems to have been swept out of the fast lane of music and is now finding comfort at his tyre repair shop in Chitungwiza.

Nyamhute, who calls his unique brand of compositions — sober music — decided to set aside his guitar after a Rusape show that was reportedly attended by two people.

He, however, said he was not a spent force, and attributed his woes to the media.

“I’m concentrating on the tyre company as I’m sick and tired of bad media reports since the Rusape story was published,” said Nyamhute.

Fighting hard to avoid a complete departure from music, Nyamhute once decided to go local, holding his shows in Chitungwiza.

“I mostly hold private shows, so maybe that’s why I have received very low publicity and my greatest fear is spending so much in advertising shows and then people don’t show up in numbers,” he said.

Nyamhute hit the spotlight in 2000 when he released Special Meat, which became the talk of town, coupled by the musician’s fancy outfits and his permed hair.

He released five albums between 2000 and 2008 and none of the songs in any of them surpassed Special Meat.

He said his talents were God-given, and that alone was enough inspiration to continue.

Nyamhute said he was currently working on a new album but could not disclose when it would be released.

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