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Gwanda poet works go viral

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GWANDA-BORN protest poet, Bhekumuzi Moyo, has taken the social media by storm with his works going viral on the Internet trending on Bozza.mobi, a South Africa-based digital distribution platform, with an average of 100 hits per day.

NONHLANHLA SIBANDA
OWN CORRESPONDENT

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Bozza.mobi enables artists to connect with fans who want locally-relevant content via their mobile devices and desktops.

In an interview with Southern Eye Lifestyle, Moyo said he was overjoyed that his poems had been trending the platform for four consecutive weeks.

“As a poet, I am elated that my efforts have finally paid off. I am pleased to be the second Zimbabwean after Mokoomba to receive great views on Bozza,” he said.

Moyo has toured Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates and is currently working on an album that features Asian artistes.

The poet and author of Gourd of Dishonour is currently based in Pakistan where he is doing private performances and recording with prominent names in the country. He hopes to return to Zimbabwe in July for shows in Harare.

“I will have three shows in Harare next month and I have one invitational performance in Kenya. I am also playing with a live set currently supported by Djembe Monks in many shows across Africa,” he added.

Moyo participated in the Protest Arts International Festival in 2010 and 2011, the African Artist Unite Anti-Xenophobia Concert 2010, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Jahunda Community Arts Festival 2010, and Bulawayo Arts for Peace Festival 2011 and the Harare International Festival of the Arts, 2014.

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