By: Entertainment reporter
A Harare Budiriro based promising reggae musician Kudakwashe Mapfumo popularly known as Benimaru told fellow upcoming artistes that they should not give up on their field of despite the challenges that may came along the way.
Mapfumo told NTU News Zimbabwe that despite the problems that he was facing when he was growing in the industry, he has learnt few things which keeps him pushing.
“My family background and lack of money to record my projects were major challenges that derived me back from showing to the world who really is Benimaru, but now I have a story to tell all because of keeping on going in the arts industry.
“So my message to them is that keep focused, be confident, do not involve yourselves in drugs and know that talent is like a flower your water it meaning you put effort.”
Apart from reggae the 30 year old Mapfumo who was born and raised in the streets of Chitungwiza branch in many genres and started music during his primary school level.
“I started music way back when I was in pre-school level you know in pre_school in percussion band, primary school choir and traditional dance but started recording my first song Candle Lights a gospel track in 2018, a duet with a hip hop artiste Simdan and Tynash.”
As of now Kudakwashe Mapfumo do not have an album and the one that he was aiming to release before the covid-19 lockdown was disturbed when he lost his grandmother who raised him after the death of both parents whom he nerver came to know.
“Currently I have 20 singles, 1 video, i did collaborations with Holla based in South Africa, Lilly from Hatfield, Specta Killar, Ruva and Penalope all from Chitungwiza among others.
In the menu have 3 tracks entitled How I feel, Love Hurts and Granted, two of them are reggae while the other one is dancehall from Xceptional records,” he explained.
He reminded ghetto youths to humble and obey their parents and community elders and above all to ear God.