In an interview with The Zimbabwean on the sidelines of the official launch of the album called Mhemberero (Celebrations) at a local musical joint in Harare last week, Mudondo said he hoped that the launch of the album will help him make a come-back to the music industry.
The album is his tenth project as a solo musician.The new release has eight tracks with his trademark Rasta-Kwasa beat and comes with a DVD, a first complete video project for Mudondo.
My latest album gives me the much zeal to continue working hard so that I can release good albums that build me as a good musician. I emulate what other big names in the industry have done and achieved. It is my sincere hope that this project will illuminate my capability and inspire me as a strong musician, said Mudondo.
Rasta-Kwasa is a fusion of rasta and kwasa kwasa music. This genre has indeed propelled Mudondo to some dizzy heights following the successes of hit songs like Jatropha, Ndichakumirira (I Will Wait), Bhazi (Bus) and Makorokoto (Congratulations) among others.
The album was recorded and mastered in Botswanas Diamond studios. It has eight songs. I appreciate that some of the songs are being played on various radio stations. It always gives me a sense of pleasure and fulfilment to add another album to my growing catalogue of works.
Personally, it is a milestone achievement for it marks my tenth album in what I can say a short but eventful music career, said the Jatropha hit maker.
The album that was engineered and produced by veteran guitarist and internationally famed musician Clive Mkundu and Jabulani Ndlovu opens up with the title track Mhemberero (Celebrations) that is about a wedding celebration.
In Njapisi (Whore), he rebukes prostitutes who wreck havoc communities through their reckless and immoral behaviours.
Mudondo warns some people who have earned some wealth through hook and crook in the song Mari Yekuba (Stolen Money). He encourages these people to build their wealth and enjoy the proceeds through sweat and hard work.
In the song Inini (Its Me), Mudondo relates his various personal experiences.
Mudondo sings with a melancholic voice in the song Jahwi Renhamo (More Problems), as he depicts the lamentations of a young mans glut of problems and responsibilities he faces after losing his father through death.
The song Maranda, is another sad story that talks about a boy who comes from Maranda, a rural area in Masvingo Province who embarks on a great trek from this rural home to the city to attain education and employment, but unfortunately, finding employment is proving hard for him.
Tsamba (Letter), is about a nostalgic fellow, who writes back home after relocating telling his family about life and all his expectations.
In the song Tuwe, Mudondo sings about a united family which assists each other in times of difficulties.
Willom Tight, who is Mudondos long time friend and music partner, directed the album. Urban Grooves sensation, Diana Samkange from the popular outfit 2BG provided the backing vocals.
During the interview, Mudondo said he believed in love and he hopes that one day he would find Miss Right and wed her.
In spite of my public outbursts with my former girlfriend, I still believe that I should marry and wed. I am now focusing on my music and finding a perfect woman whom I can marry and wed, said Mudondo.Post published in: Music