ANTIVIRUS Crew founder member Ricco Andrews has released a musical video titled Zvazvinhu (it’s now something else).
The video was shot at the Bulawayo City Hall market and recorded at Volte Face and produced by Nitefreak. Its setting and style is similar to that of the hit single by South African rapper Teargas’ K.O. featuring Kid X.
Speaking to Southern Eye Lifestyle, Andrews said the video was the first of its kind and seeks to market Bulawayo as a city.
“There is an abstract visual with African element in the video. It has the Bulawayo tropical feel and is an original Zimbabwean composition. I designed this video to sell the city of Bulawayo,” Andrews said.
“Artistes normally shoot videos indoors, but I wanted us to embrace the beauty of our city. We particularly shot the video at the City Hall market place to revive it.
“Bulawayo turned 120 years and this is a great way of showing off our city. People used to laugh at us and say we are not productive but in 2014 Bulawayo was a hive of activity. We hosted the Youth Games, Ibumba Festival returned after a long break and many other festivals and shows brought the city back to life,” he said.
“I wanted to prove that the Bulawayo story can be told on an international platform in a way that is appealing and relevant to our time and generation, and still emulate our African culture. Sharing the stage with artistes such as South African musician Teargas, Liquid Deep, Zahara, Khuli Chana and Ice Prince has inspired me to greater heights.”
Andrews was one of the judges at the Jibilika Dance Festival in September 2014 held at Harare Gardens. He was part of the choreography team for the African Union Council Region 5 Under-20 Youth Games opening and closing ceremony.
The 25-year-old helped found Antivirus dance group in 2011. The group won the best hip-hop dance group award at the Zimbabwe Hip-Hop Awards in 2012 and was nominated for the same category in 2013 and 2014.