Mannex Motsi launches third solo project

Former Transit Crew lead singer Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi launched his third solo project titled “Optimists by Choice” at the NoPro BLEM Festival in Czech Republic, respectively.

Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi
Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi

The nine track album is a mixed bag of various music genres from breaks, jungle, dubstep and techno to bass and drum sounds. Mannex comes in with his Zimbabwean flavour of cultural songs and war-cries mixed with reggae chants and soul vocals blended with the European urban dance sounds.

The album was recorded and mixed in the Czech Republic while the mastering was done in the United Kingdom. The versatile project was produced by Krystof Koenigsmark and is being marketed on major online music outlets by Boomone Records from America.

It has received commendable reception in the Czech Republic with the track titled “Foundway” making it in the top charts on one of the reputable radio stations.

“Of the nine songs featuring on the album, I wrote and performed eight of them. In this album, I’m adventurous in that it’s a fusion of European urban dance sounds and where I come in with my Zimbabwean flavour of cultural songs and war-cries mixed with reggae chants and soul voices,” said the former Transit Crew lead singer from his Czech Republic base. The album is supported by a video called “Cry for the Poor,” which is on the international video platform YouTube. A video for the song “Tengenenge” is in production.

The “Anoti Nyoo” hitmaker hailed his stint with the country’s top reggae outfit where he managed to horn his musical skills. “My experience with Transit Crew has played a huge role in my musical career, in terms of voice control and creativity because you have to be spontaneous all the time. Big up Transit Crew their guidance is paying off,” he said.

After parting ways with Transit Crew in late 2011, Mannex established his own 10-member band Mo Familee.

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