BY NOMALANGA KABANZI
RISING dancehall and reggae artiste Michael “Gentle Mic” Gandari said he would be launching his latest album Zimbabwe Ghetto live on a local radio station this month.
Gentle Mic told NewsDay Life & Style that preparations for the album launch were at an advanced stage.
“I started my career writing songs for other musicians until I decided to give it a try and record my own album Zimbabwe Ghetto to be launched this month,” he said.
“One of the songs to be featured on the album is a reggae track titled Reggae Movement which is one of my singles.”
“I want to release this song as a way of inspiring the young generation especially in the ghetto who are finding it difficult to prove their musical gifts.”
Gentle Mic said his music was an inspiration to ghetto youths.
“There are many talented youths facing problems in their musical careers, so, through Reggae Movement I seek to give them hope and encouragement that they will make it in the future,” he said.
“They must keep on singing and recording new songs especially in reggae music.”
The budding artiste said he would soldier on and take his music to another level despite the many challenges encountered in the music industry.
“With God being my major strength, I dream of reaching international standards and go as far as representing my country on the global stage,” he said.
“I, therefore, urge fellow artistes to have the same vision as mine to keep on pressing towards their goal.”
Gentle Mic said another song to be featured on the album was an Afro-dancehall track titled Don’t Forget to Pray that summarises his experiences from the beginning of his musical career to date as he now believes in prayers”.
“In Don’t Forget to Pray, I am urging people to have simplicity, to be humble, to forget about the past and move on with life,” he said.
“The song Better Must Come is a cry out track that points out issues our society is facing such as power and water shortages, rape and school dropouts, among other.”
“The song also seeks to give strength and hope to those losing it, that better days are coming.”
Gentle Mic said on the song titled Dai, he collaborated with Slander, an amapiano songstress and the song is about how people sometimes look down upon others before the grace of God for better fortunes visits them.
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