Dancehall ‘kids’ steal show


The audience at the Hunters’ Urban Oasis Tour which was held at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza, were left in awe after a stunning performance by the 10-year-old Munashe Tanjani — popularly known as “Spiderman” — and Grade Seven pupil Smart Mapfumo, popularly known as “Smartex”.

Spiderman — son to dancehall sensation George Tanjania aka Jiggaz — left the audience yelling for more after a breathtaking performance beyond the expectations of many people.

“We surely did not expect such an energetic and exceptional act from a kid that young,” said Samuel Kwangware a member of the crowd at Aquatic Complex.

The Grade 5 student at Hatfield Junior School claims he writes his own songs and is currently working on an album.

“I write my own songs and I am currently working on my first album at Lapros studios,” said Spiderman.

In an interview with Jiggaz after his performance back-to-back with the fore-mentioned Spiderman, he said, “I make sure that he concentrates on school work during week-days and practices his music during weekends.”

In addition, Jiggaz who aced his own performance said fans should expect nothing short of the best music.

“Fans should expect nothing short of the best entertainment from Spider. Yes, he is still young, which leaves much room for growth. Give him a few more years and he will give you many wonders,” said the Zimbabwean most talented dancehall vocalist.

Furthermore, Smartex and Fire Flame — who were introduced on stage by Emmanuel Manyeruke, popularly known as Guspy Warrior and Ricky Fire respectively — kept the audience on their feet.

The youngsters are proof Zimbabwe has much young talent that if channelled in the right track, can take local music to international heights.