Debut DVD for Mabvudzi

Acclaimed Zimbabwean afro-soul star Taderera 'Shamie' Mabvudzi and his AfricentiQ band have released their first ever DVD, Haruwe.

Taderera 'Shamie' Mabvudzi
Taderera ‘Shamie’ Mabvudzi

The video tells the story of a young township man who is deeply in love.

One might expect the video to be in line with the township's way of living.

However, the video takes a different perspective. The girl is in modern dress, sexy yet dignified. The video shows the lovebirds doing laundry together. A past generation might have believed that if a man did household chores he was bewitched.

Produced by Afri Kalcha Entertainment and already enjoying airplay across on South African television stations, the video features Mabvudzi and Definate Kamoto as the lovers. It is Kamoto’s first time on camera.

The single, Haruwe, was released in July and is mainly enjoying airplay in Metro FM’s jazz section.

“I am always humbled to see my music being well received by everyone despite being based in a foreign land,” Mabvudzi told The Zimbabwean.

“I am working hard to put my country on the map and the story behind this DVD reflects how most of our Zimbabweans remember their home. It’s always hard to be living in a foreign land, but with the support I get from the South Africans and my home boys, I won't disappoint.”

Of late, Mabvudzi has become a crowd-puller here.

“I have moved out of my comfort zone of playing for Zimbabweans only and have ventured into the broader market. At the end of June, I performed a song, Aripo Wangu, for a City of Cape Town function in Langa, which drew a lot of followers. Playing for a crowd that doesn’t understand your language, yet they dance to every tune, made me happy. My music is now a universal language,” he added.

Mabvudzi went to Cape Town in 2006 in search of greener pastures to develop his music career. He has had commercial success in Europe, Australia and Canada and is also a DJ for One Afro Radio.

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