Ever walked into a room and the silence, for want of a better word, deafening??? You felt if there was a bit of music to ease the awkwardness or create an ambience??
For me music is BAE!!! Come into my house and there is ALWAYS blaring, same story in the car.
Can’t explain to you the joy music brings me. Back in the day I was one of those who would buy blank cassette tapes and record my favourite tunes on the radio🙈
I left Zimbabwe 2002 and it’s only after leaving that I started to appreciate local music. Distance does makes the heart grow fonder. I only wish more artists would had their music available on Spotify. I have a Zim playlist on my Spotify but can’t find most of the artists I search for.
Below are songs that bring back fond memories for me. Watching a lot of these videos on Coke on The Beat, Ezomgido or a teen Scene.
1. Calvin and Muzi – Tombofara : video was whack but eish it was a ballad for sure! I remember the first time I saw and heard it was on Teen Scene hosted by Otis ‘The Flow’ Fraser.
2. David Chifunyise – Tauya Naye : put his own twist on a traditional Shona song. Probably one of the first artist to come out when Urban grooves started.
3. Fortune Mparutsa – Wangu ndega : may his soul rest in peace. One of those catchy tunes that everybody just sang to, probably played every week on Ezomgido.
4. Calisto Nyamhute – Special Meat : only becesuse my nephew looovvved this song. He was two at the time and he gets so annoyed when I remind him how much he used to love it.
5. Oliver Mtukudzi – Neria : my Generation will have enjoyed this movie and the soundtrack was equally as good.
6. Mateo – Pamuhacha : most romantic song I ever heard at that time. Beautiful voice too.
7. Papa Joze – Ndochi : this was a must on a playlist at any wedding when it came out.
8. Nelson Chibwana – Mamoyo lean on me : one hit wonder, a guilty pleasure.
9. Prince Tendai – Character : another guilty pleasure. May his soul rest in peace.
10. Mahobho – can’t remember who sang this! For those who listened to Junior 3, on radio 3, it was a kids favourite and probably the most requested.
That’s my trip down memory lane complete. Never thought I would be one of those people who reminisced about the “good old days” but here we are! Guess I have come full circle ☺️