Assassin up for ZIMMA award again

After winning the title of Zimbabwe Music and Arts Awards (ZIMAA) male artist of the year last year, UK-based hip-hop sensation Rhythm Assassin is in the running for the 2013 award.

Rhythm Assassin (right) with PYO.
Rhythm Assassin (right) with PYO.

The accolade goes to an individual or group of individuals who have influenced the direction of Zimbabwean artists and gained attention that goes beyond the Zimbabwean community.

The former Howard High student is still riding high with singles Black Hope and Amai featuring Trevor Dongo.

“I’m humbled to be selected again for this top award,” said Rhythm Assassin, whose real name is Tichaona Monera.

“I have always maintained that being nominated shows the people have heard my music, and winning will be a bonus. Whatever I’m doing is not for personal gain, but for my country and I appreciate the support I’m getting from people out there. People should continue to vote for my work as long as I’m doing good things for them.”

Meanwhile, Rhythm Assassin is set to travel to Bulawayo on November 21 to perform alongside celebrated musicians such as POY, T9yce, Pryd PMDee, Young Stan, Kasi Lunatics, Beezy Raps, and KLAPS.

Born in 1981, Rhythm Assassin spent the early years of his life in Highfield, where he started writing songs and performing at high schools gigs. Between 1999 and 2001, he made significant progress on the music scene and featured in various contests, before leaving for the UK.

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