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Two of the most talented contemporary musicians Jah Prayzah and Enock “Nox” Guni have come together in an infectious party song titled “Gumbo Mudoro”. The single, produced by Russell “Russo” Chiradza at his Way Too Nice Music studio, was released last Friday. Backing vocals are done by Diana Samkange and Farider Caprice while Mono Mukundu plays the guitars. It is a clash of the Lion and the Soldier (Shumba neMusoja), as the two artistes tout themselves in the song, which carries a familiar Harare partying theme of “not going back home on a Friday”.

The duet does not disappoint as the artistes gel seamlessly in the 4:41 minutes-long song that is likely to appeal to all age-groups. Russo revealed yesterday how he was able to unite the two musicians.

“I made the beat first then called them both to the studio to work on the lyrics which they both wrote. It took about three hours to come up with a concept and record the song. It was more like fusing different genres together which brings out that can appeal both to the young and old,” said Russo.

The song is one in a long line of Jah Prayzah’s collaborations with the towering “Tsviriyo” hitmaker having collaborated with artistes such as Oliver Mtukudzi, Suluman Chimbetu and Ammara Brown, among others.

Meanwhile, Russo, who has been more identifiable with the “urban grooves” beat having worked with different artistes from that genre, says he is not going anywhere yet. In fact, he says he has become versatile to remain relevant.

“I think I’m one of the very few producers who always mix different genres together because I believe in uniting all genres from Urban, dancehall to sungura.

“I have maintained my sound because I believe that’s where my strength. I have also managed to produce hits in other genres for example Shinso’s Ndakupenga dancehall song, which was a major hit last year and also Diana’s Mwene Wemoyo, which is traditional contemporary with a bit of jazz was also a big song,” said Russo.

Although the “Tsviriyo” singer has wowed with such catchy party songs over the years, he is also melting hearts with love duets “Kure Kure” that features Ammara, “Dhali Wangu” with Charma Girl and the recently-released “Murudo” with the award-winning Cynthia Mare.

The duet with Mare is also doing well.

“I enjoy collaborating with different artistes because it challenges my musical ability. When Cynthia Mare approached me with the idea, I jumped at it because such a move brings diversity for the fans,” he said.

Mare on the other hand had nothing but praises for Jah Prayzah, saying he did justice to her song. The “Zuva Rimwe” hitmaker said she was amazed by the duet’s success.

“Jah Prayzah is a very good musician and our collaboration saw the fusion of different vibes. I was playing the keyboard and he was playing his mbira and in the end we created a beautiful song,” she said.

In the song, the two musicians’ vocals complement each other while they seal the deal with equally syrupy lyrics.

Their combination best explains the “fire meets ice” clicheacute

The love song comes in time for Valentine’s Day that is around the corner and according to Mare, a sizzling video was in the pipe line.

Source : The Herald

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