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Macheso bails out high school duo

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Sungura musician Alick Macheso has financially assisted high school pupils, Prince “Princely” Sibanda and Glee “Gunior” Mushayi to record their debut album titled Vimbiso, which was released recently.

The six-track album carries highly energetic songs like Wandinoda, Choc City, Tiri Murudo, Gold to Me, Mazuva Mazhinji and Jabula iJoy.

“We are very grateful for the financial assistance and advice we received from the our brother Alick Macheso who helped us throughout the making of the whole album at Bynet Studios owned by Tony Fresh in Chitungwiza,” said Mushayi.

“The album is a dedication to our parents because when we started music they did not think it was a good idea since we are still in high school, but we promised them that one day we would record and they would be proud of us,” said Sibanda.

He said their lyrics were derived from what they saw in the day-to-day lives of Zimbabwean teenagers and their next album, which they are already working on, would mainly focus on their lives.

Sibanda is a Form 4 student at B and P Study Centre in Chitungwiza while Mushayi doing Form 3 at Zengeza 1 High School.

“Honestly, it is very difficult to balance music and school but we have dedicated our lives to our music although we know we have to also work very hard at school work,” said Mushayi.

He said he was so excited that their song Tiri Murudo had been frequently featuring on a popular local television programme, Cool Sounds and also on Power FM.

Mushayi said they both lived with their parents who at first did not like their idea to pursue music at such an age because they felt it would affect their school work.

The two teenage musicians said they believed that every parent ought to give their children a chance to show their talents because most children had potential to success in various fields.

Sibanda and Mushayi said they had their rehearsal sessions on Saturdays only and their greatest inspiration was Macheso who, although they sing different musical genres, started from humble beginnings to greatness.

Macheso confirmed that he had assisted the young musicians saying it was his desire to support a new crop of musicians.

“We also admire and love the young, successful urban groover Alexio Kawara,” said Sibanda.

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