Macheso still going strong with new album


HARARE – After unveiling his 10th studio album Tsoka Dzerwendo (Ayayaa) in March, sungura ace Alick Macheso was confident that the offering was going to get the country dancing.

The track Mude Mude, off the latest album is without doubt the song of choice on the country’s dance floors and appears well-placed to win a number of accolades come year-end.

Macheso is happy with the response the album is still getting in showbiz.

“I am very mobile and I have discovered that the album is being played everywhere, both in rural and urban areas. Album iri raridzwa kwakawanda uye zvakanyanya (The album has received an overwhelming response from all corners).

“Records have it that Simbaradzo performed well in terms of sales than other albums but this time I guess Tsoka Dzerwendo has the potential to break the record.

“I hope by the end of the year the album will be regarded as the best albums from the Orchestra Mberikwazvo in terms of popularity and sales,” said Macheso.

The album Tsoka Dzerwendo (Ayayaa) had reportedly sold 250 000 copies during its first week of release while Simbaradzo pushed 350 000 copies and Zvakanaka Zvakadaro reportedly sold 100 000 copies.

Macheso’s latest album comprises six tracks namely Baba, Kurarama Inyasha, Wandirangaridza, Munyaradzi, Gungwa and Mude Mude.

It is Mude Mude which has become a staple of every gathering such as wedding ceremonies, graduation and other family parties.

The track Mude Mude encourages individuals to love or respect their spouses and jobs among others.  

Many music analysts agree that the album Tsoka Dzerwendo (Ayayaa) has managed to douse the Zimdancehall flames in the showbiz.

Before the album, Zimdancehall music used to rule the roost in showbiz.

The Tafadzwa hit maker’s previous albums include Kwatakabva Mitunhu (Kure Kwekure) which was massively pirated on the date of release, Zvinoda Kutendwa, Ndezvashe-eh, Vapupuri Pupurai, Zvido Zvenyu Kunyanya, Zvakanaka Zvakadaro, Simbaradzo,Vakiridzo and Magariro.

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