Chronicles of ExQ’s two decades of consistency and not stopping

One word comes to mind when one looks at his musical journey and that word is CONSISTENCY. I call him Mr Consistency because where 90% of his contemporaries in the urban grooves era have sunk into oblivion, ExQ has refused to backdown and has constantly and consistently reinvented himself and keeps giving us hit after hit. Continue reading Chronicles of ExQ’s two decades of consistency and not stopping

100% Local content : Urban Grooves’ Best 100 songs

Urban Grooves’ best 100 songs. This list is in no particular order and it is not exhaustive, I tried my best, my very best really, but I am sure I might have missed a few songs that deserve to be on the list. Please mention them as we relive a golden age that set the pace for local urban contemporary music. Writes Marshall Shonhai Continue reading 100% Local content : Urban Grooves’ Best 100 songs

20 chapters in history that impacted the course of Zimbabwean music

The Zimbabwe music industry has gone through a number of transformative phases since independence that have had an impact on its outlook, value, sound and direction. This piece, though not exhaustive, looks at some of these key developments.  Most of the developments highlighted in plain sight, appear non-musical yet they have been transformative towards the Zimbabwean sound.  Continue reading 20 chapters in history that impacted the course of Zimbabwean music

Squid game? As Roki and Winky D drop videos simultaneously

THE Game of Thrones returns in Zimbabwe appearing like a Squid Game where one who does a perfect Money Heist could be crowned the ultimate king of wit and grit in the showbiz scene. In one corner wearing extraterrestrial rolling goggles is Winky D born Wallace Chirimuko. At the other end, Roki aka Rockford Josphats who was coming from an ebbing career enjoying his comeback. Continue reading Squid game? As Roki and Winky D drop videos simultaneously

Solid, loaded: The Mustard Seed album Review

Nutty O’s Mustard Seed was well watered by hard work and sweat, deeply rooted and highly fertile. This is going to eventually  lead to a paradigm shift of his music and sound thereby birthing his own musical trademark. The good part of it is it will enable him to compete with himself and  with all support and work, he will join fellow African music counterparts like Davido, Wizkid, Oma Lay, Burna Boy and Fireboy DML, among others who are already at the top. Continue reading Solid, loaded: The Mustard Seed album Review