Madiz comes out of shell

Locally born and bred musician Madiz, one of the pioneers of Urban Grooves, has come out of his shell to assemble a live band - joining a handful of other artists in the genre to ever achieve such a feat. Most urban groovers are deterred from adopting the use of live instruments due to the high costs of paying the backing staff and hiring instruments.

Madiz: wants fans take him seriously.
Madiz: wants fans take him seriously.

They depend on lip synching on stage, while being backed by compact discs during performances, a development that results in most of their shows flopping as fans prefer live bands.

It is against this background that Madiz, who rose into stardom in 2010 when he released hit songs like Kazevezeve, Amina and Madam Chamunoda has finally succeeded in putting together a live band which the youthful musician believes will make his fans take him seriously.

In an interview after his first live band perfomance in the city recently, Madiz said his fellow compatriots ain the Urban Grooves music genre should take inspiration from his achievement.

“My live band consists of some Congolese guys and this shows how serious I am with my music. I want to urge other Urban Groovers to try and try and do this thing of live bands,” he said.

Jah Prayzah, Winky D and Alexio Kawara of the Shaina fame are some of the few urban groovers who have managed to assemble live bands since inception of the music genre at the turn of the millennium.

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