BULAWAYO-born house musician Mthokozisi Sikhwili is making waves with the latest video of his song Stage Rush that has gone silver on social media video sharing platform You Tube.
The song is getting unlimited airplay on some of the country’s radio stations.
Sikhwili (29), who goes by the stage name Mfundisi, said the video is a fusion of commercial and deep house dance tracks.
Hits currently making waves include Mfundisi and Stage Rush, which he claims are “anthems” on Star FM and Power FM.
The track Stage Rush, which features BobSkinnah, was produced by Bulawayo Knights, DJ Copper and Boom Slang in the city.
Bulawayo Knights is a recording company to which Mfundisi belongs.
“My video has gone silver on YouTube and is making waves on radio stations like Star FM and Power FM.
“It has had over a thousand viewers on You Tube and likes on Facebook less than a month after being posted,” Sikhwili said.
The artiste said the track Stage Rush was produced in 2012 and he only managed to release the video this year.
“Music is going to be my business. We will do good music for Bulawayo and Zimbabwe.
“I think I am going to grow with the people I have now. We are not doing this for fame although we just borrowed some business ideas and brought them into music.
“I can safely say we are aiming higher to reach those heights. If you look at the video, it’s of good quality,” he said.
Before venturing into the music industry, Sikhwili was a teacher at Empandeni High School in Plumtree.
He encouraged aspiring artistes not take the arts industry as a hobby but as any other industry in the corporate world.
“I think people should not do music for fame but treat it with respect.
“We need to brand our music and get support from promoters for our music to be recognised in other countries,” he said.
He is currently preparing for a live show performance in the resort town of Victoria Falls in April.