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Mahwindo headlines Diamond Musica album launch

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MUSIC fan Wanisai Mutandwa popularly known as Mahwindo recently celebrated her 37th birthday during Diamond Musica’s latest album launch at Jazz 105 in Harare.

Winstone Antonio,Own Correspondent

Mahwindo’s birthday stole the limelight in as far as the glitz was concerned at the event that was initially to launch the rhumba group’s album, Amai.

With a stylish green Gucci handbag and shoe-shaped cake the bubbly and energetic Mahwindo indeed turned heads.

“This is a wonderful day in my life and I am happy to celebrate my birthday with you. Glory is to God for guiding me to be where I am,” she said to revellers present.

On the other hand Diamond Musica’s leading vocalist, Pitshou Lumiere showered praises on Oliver Mtukudzi describing him as their role model.

He said Tuku had made immense contributions to the industry and added that they could have returned to their home country, Tanzania, if it was not for his contribution to their rise.

The Congolese band came to Zimbabwe in 1999 and as total strangers they struggled to attract crowds as a dance group and Tuku made them curtain raisers to his shows and advised them to record their own music after seeing their zeal.

“We attribute everything we have to Tuku and had he not advised us to record we would still be just another dance group,” added Lumiere.

Amai carries five songs in Shona and three in Kiswahili and it features dendera musician Sulumani Chimbetu on the title track.

Other tracks include Kwatakabva and Munin’ina among others and it is a package of social commentary issues. Lumiere said they wanted to show their Zimbabwean fans that rhumba could also be sung in Shona while at the same time including original rhumba music effects as many viewed it as music for raunchy dances.

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