Zim music crosses borders

Zimbabwe music manager Shaun Nyagumbo, producer Josh Makoni ‘Jae Mac’ and Nigerian national music recording artist Eyewumi Israel Odelle have teamed up to produce music that crosses African borders.

Shaun Nyagumbo.
Shaun Nyagumbo.

Nyagumbo is to manage Makoni’s production activities in Kwekwe while Odelle will do the recording at his studios in Nigeria. Nyagumbo said after recording the coming album ‘Unscripted’ in June, he would unveil plans to market it both in Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Songs on the six-track album have a fusion of both the Nigerian Naija lyrics and Hip Hop to suit tastes of fans in the two countries as well as across the continent. Music distributers in Nigeria would be approached to market the musical piece in the populous and music crazy North African Nation.

A single off the album in the making, Moving On, was released on March 3. It is about people who, for no apparent reason, hate and discourage others from pursuing their dreams. “The objective of the collaboration between the three of us is to help Zimbabwe music cross borders and claim its place under the sun,” Nyagumbo said.

He has had a passion for music since childhood and started researching American and South African music while at secondary school and university.

Josh Makoni ‘Jae Mac.
Josh Makoni ‘Jae Mac.

While studying for a degree in Economics at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa in 2011, Nyagumbo attempted to establish a music label company but the country’s laws against foreigners would not allow him.

Back home this year, he entered into a business deal with long-time friend Makoni, a producer, whom he signed up under The All-Star Administration, a talent management company.

“Zimbabwe music has potential lucrative markets outside the country and those with resources should assist musicians and producers to realise their dreams elsewhere,” he said.

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