BY GARIKAI MAFIRAKUREVA
CHIREDZI-BASED Zimdancehall artiste Shephard Gama has released a 10-track album, Ndadzoka Kumusha featuring Kalabash.
Kalabash went quiet for years after the death of his music partner Kuligan. The duo had risen to stardom after the release of Pukunyu and Sori Ndanga Ndakadhakwa.
Gama, popularly known as Mr Wezhira, also penned a separate single on COVID-19 titled COVID Watishungurudza.
The song dwells on the virulent cororavirus outlining the suffering it has brought to many families in the country and the world over.
Mr Wezhira of Gamatox Positive Arts Entertainment made headlines last year with the hit single Upenyu Ivhiri. The single’s video enjoyed generous airplay on national television and has attracted a number of viewers on YouTube.
The artiste told NewsDay Life & Style at his Tshovani base that he once abandoned the name Gamatox Positive Arts Entertainment when factional fights broke out in Zanu PF with the former Vice-President Joice Mujuru-led faction being labelled Gamatox.
“Some time in 2013 I heard there was a certain faction called Gamatox that was planning to overthrow the then President Robert Mugabe. I didn’t take it seriously until some Zanu PF youths threatened to beat me up and burn my equipment if I continued using the name Gamatox,” he said.
He said his music was apolitical and themed around everyday life experiences.