Junior PC aims for the stars


HARARE – Rising dancehall musician Kupakwashe "Junior PC" Tagwada's debut album Kwava kumhiri appears set to propel the young musician to a bigger stage.

The debut album, which is accompanied by a well-packaged video titled Mutorongo, is already selling fast on the streets of Harare.

Blessed with a captivating voice, the Glen View-raised urban groover started his music career at the Pentecostal Apostolic Church where many encouraged him to make the most of such raw music talent.

Junior PC's first musical hero was Alishias "Maskiri" Musimbe. The 22-year-old dancehall musician used to sing Maskiri's controversial hip-hop lyrics to whoever cared to listen before he decided that his future was in dancehall.

"I started writing my own songs in 2011," said Junior PC.

"I recorded my debut album Kwava kumhiri in July this year before releasing the album in August."

The fact that Junior PC sells his own music has made many to mistake him for a vendor.

"People hear my songs but they do not know that I am the one who sings them. They think that I am a mere music vendor.

"I sell my own music as it has been challenging for me to sell my music through recognised dealers. But I am happy because people are now looking for my music. I am earning a living that way and not many people can say this," said the young dancehall star.

At this early stage of his career Junior PC says he is not bothered that his music is being pirated as this is helping in making his name known in the competitive music industry.

The young star is confident that he will soon be a household name.

"I sang the song Kwava kumhiri to signify that that I have crossed the bridge. I am confident that I will reach greater heights especially with the Christmas tune. It's meant for the festive season and encourages people to be merry as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ," said Junior PC who is married to Beullah Chimedza.

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