Afro-fusion artist Trust Jeldous real name Trust Kumbirai Makurumure is putting final touches to an album he has been brewing under lockdown.
By Plot Mhako
The Self-taught Acoustic Guitarist, Award winning Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist, Producer and Vocal Coach started his musical journey started at an early age.
With 4 albums credited to his name – 2 as part of a Male ensemble and 2 as a Solo artist and boasting of collaborations with artists from Argentina, the Comoros Island, United Kingdom, Tanzania and India, the artist is writing his own musical success story.
“Creativity is born out of struggle and once you get hold of that creative zone, don’t let it go until you have something to show for it. This project is a by-product of the lockdown due to Corona. This period helped me appreciate the little things we take for granted – things like going to church, getting on a kombi to get to town. I had to learn a lot of new things concerning my craft! I appreciate my wife more and love my family more!”Trust Jeldous.
On the 5th of November 2020, he will be releasing a single “Wakakosha”, taken from his Upcoming Solo Album number 3. He teamed up with his friend and producer, Mr Godwin, to bring out the best on this one.
“Working with him [Mr Godwin] has been a blessing because we connect on a tremendous level, he is such a wonderful soul, gifted and creative.” He remarks
He goes on to explain the heart behind the upcoming single.
“In Wakakosha, I touched on a number of things. A person can only see a beautiful face/smile but beneath that mask are past experiences that one might choose to linger on or use to inspire others, the past doesn’t define who you are but your everyday choices determine your future and who you are. Every challenge presents with it an opportunity to become better and to learn new things.Life is about fighting for what you believe in, knowing the right key to use to open the right door! It is about mental freedom, peace of God that surpasses all understanding!”
On bringing to life the visual aspect of Wakakosha, Trust Jeldous had this to say, “I’m forever grateful to Infocus Entertainment who produced the video, they worked tirelessly for this dream to come true.”
It definitely seems that the stage is set for us to be swooped away once again by the “Bho Zvokuti” hitmaker. If that last catchy video is anything to go by, Wakakosha will live up to or even excel the musical and visual satisfaction that is synonymous with Trust Jeldous.
Besides music, Trust Jeldous is passionate about fashion and owns a clothing line, “JELDOUS”. He is a philanthropist and has worked with various organizations, including Cancer Association of Zimbabwe in efforts to raise funds for cancer patients. He has worked with the United Nations through the initiative Guitars4peace as a Peace Advocate. He continues to work with IprayLife, an organisation that empowers people psychologically through the use of Music, Spoken Word and Art.
His ultimate dream is to own an Art School and in line with that, he has since started mentoring youths from his childhood neighborhood, Mabvuku.
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