THERE is a new dancehall chanter on the block, Looga Diamond (real name Simbarashe Chamboko) who successfully launched his debut 10-track album Zvirimumoyo on Thursday at Super Label Club in Harare.
The album which was recorded at Congo Records in GlenView and produced by Tripple Star is composed of tracks that include Gogogoi, Zvirimumoyo, Zvinondishamisa, Pachisisi, Vanokoshesa Mari and Bounty among others.
The Budiriro breed chanter says the album signals his arrival on the local showbiz owing his success to his manager Danman.
“I am where I am today because Danman recognised my talent and groomed me to become a recording musician,” Looga Diamond said.
The ambitious Looga Diamond said he was looking forward for duets with some established musicians as a way of fine-tuning his future projects.
“I want to take my music to different corners of the country and I believe I will achieve the goal by working with renowned artistes.”
Gifted with a talent of rhyming fast on different riddims, Looga Diamond did not disappoint during his performance.
An array of artistes who made appearances include sungura musician Romeo Gasa, Obvious Mutani, dancehall chanter Mostaf and Shiga Shiga among others.
Speaking on the sidelines of the show, Super Label Club boss Rogers Chinoperekwei said they are committed to give upcoming artistes a platform to showcase their talent.
“Upcoming artistes who are serious with their careers can approach us we are prepared to support them as we seek to unearth and promote talent for underground artistes who are failing to get exposure,” Chinoperekwei said.
The country’s dancehall genre continues to grow as witnessed by the number of artistes who have ventured into the genre and several Jamaican dancehall artistes like Capleton, Elephant Man, Tony Rebel, Turbulence, Mavado and Agent Sasco, among others who have visited the country.