Botswana based Zimbabwean RnB artist Tafadzwa ‘Tafnaz’ Nazare has kicked off the first quarter of the year by teasing his fans with the imminent release of his third studio album Situationship 3. The talented vocalist has been performing unreleased songs online.
On the latest album, the artist says that he worked with producers such as Prince the Royal DJ, Ndabezinhle and Bangu. The album also features celebrated artists such as ATI and Scar who have previously expressed excitement in working on this project.
“I have been working on new material for the past two years, I decided to take my time with this third album because I wanted to create some mature sound. RnB is supposed to be a quality genre that touches people in different ways. I had to play around with different sounds and create a sound that will be relevant to everyone across the globe, the RnB sound has evolved over the years. The album is dropping at the end of this month. I am hoping that it will also add impetus to the local RnB landscape,”Tafnaz
The 2017 Yarona FM Music Awards (YAMAS) nominee Tafnaz stated that he is working with a team that will make the album successful in ensuring that it reaches the masses and he is also planning on embarking on a nationwide tour that will be followed by a regional tour.
“My team has been good to me over the past two years. We have a strategic plan to distribute the album across the region and through the help of the internet, we will take it worldwide. Through this, I hope to rub shoulders with my international counterparts and get to do some work with them”.
During his recent performance, the RnB maestro belted out some jams which the audience quickly fell in love with. The live band added impetus to the experience which also showed how Tafnaz’s music has matured over the years.
Tafnaz originally comes from the City of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo, he spent most of his childhood in Zimbabwe till he relocated to Malaysia then Botswana. He believes that the artistic vibe that Bulawayo carries made him quickly fall in love with music which led to him joining the church and school choir.
“Zimbabwean music played a critical role in the foundation of my career. I remember when former Minister Jonathan Moyo localized the music aspect on radio stations, it made us closer to our musical heritage. I remember listening to the likes of Roki and Audius Mtawarira, these are the guys who made me believe that I can also do it. Being from Bulawayo was an added advantage because the city is an Arts and Culture hub. I also respect how our music in Zimbabwe has evolved over the years, the sound is rich and international”.
In the previous years, Tafnaz has released albums such as Situashionship 1 and 2 that have earned him a nomination in Botswana award ceremonies. The musician is also a celebrated photographer that has done campaigns for local and regional brands.