Mcheznana drops dancehall album

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CONTROVERSIAL Bulawayo-born dancehall artist Lwazi S’kuza, aka Mcheznana, has released a three-track extended play Amadimoni.

DIVINE DUBE
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Mcheznana, as he is nick-named in music circles, raised a storm in the music industry through his contentious album Premier League which was banned by the Zimbabwe Censorship Board in 2009 over allegations that it was “divisive.”

The sassy singer who is nephew to Plumtree’s Afro-fusion great, Solomon S’kuza is not new in music circles as he has a kwaito album in his name —Yokozuna — his debut produced by Bulawayo’s Ingwe Studios.

But despite controversies, the promising young artiste has managed to live up to his calling and continued sharpening his music skills and created a name among the region’s music greats, as he continues to dominate local shows.

His manager at Amavulindlela Ultimate Records, Mhlonitshwa Shepherd Dube, believes the young artiste has a bright future.

“Mchez is not controversial as most people have been made to believe,” Dube said.

“Mchez is a black diamond. Unfortunately people do not want to see a black diamond shining.

“His talent is very rare and no one can parallel him in terms of music writing in Bulawayo.”

His three latest offering Kuwrong, Amadimoni and Ingilosi are lamentations on societal ills such as corruption and moral decadence.

“His music addresses social ills that characterise our modern society. The songs bemoan the immoral Zimbabwe that we have become,” Dube told Southern Eye LifeStyle yesterday.

The title track Amadimoni, which arguably falls under the gospel dancehall music genré, rebukes sensational journalism by tabloids.

The song which evokes feelings of fury also laments sexual immorality and nudity which has become the order of the day in the city.

The musician, who seems to be enjoying being one of the sole local artistes to sing dancehall music, has a quest for African tradition which he asserts has been eroded and replaced by Western culture in his songs.

The 25-year-old singer who resides in the low-density suburb of Kingsdale in Bulawayo, has worked with Khulekani Bethule popularly known as Khuxxman, whose rendition of the traditional song Vumelani Sangoma hit charts locally and regionally.

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  1. Big up to Mchez. Babonise odume ngakhö. There is nothing controversial abt his music or him, that’s juss a ploy to stifle raw talent. What is needed is for us, Bulawayans, to support our local talent. If we don’t, I tell you we are doomed coz no one will. Dankie

  2. I find it amusing when you say ‘controversial artist’, Mcheznana is a musician on his on level, his music provokes creative thinking and most of all uhlabela iqiniso. Big up mfana ka Skuza, sikutshayela ihlombe, Uzulu uyaziqenya ngawe.

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