Macheso calls for clean lyrics
The song has so far clinched several accolades and become one of the most popular songs in showbiz circles.
Speaking to the Daily News on the sidelines of Selmor Mtukudzi’s album launch at the Harare Showgrounds on Friday, the singer said the song’s popularity has helped him connect with the younger generation of music listeners and has set an example that clean lyrics sell.
“We just went into the studio to make a song and the response was overwhelming, yakabva yangobaka. Getting into other genres helps to connect with the younger generation of music lovers,” he said.
The singer said he is open to working with other dancehall musicians provided they come up with clean lyrics. He said family friendly music should be encouraged.
“If anyone approaches me, I will be open to working with them but there are a lot of considerations. Clean lyrics are a must. A number of singers think dirty lyrics define music but that is not so. Ngaibake showed that there are many subjects that one can sing about and they are all clean,” he said.
Speaking on his 2020 plans, the singer said a new album will be coming on his birthday in June and will be accompanied with a new video. He has since begun performing some of the new songs at his live shows.
He said videos are a tricky area which needs careful planning as they have potential to ruin a project.
“Videos need careful planning, from the script to the outfits people wear. Ruining one thing can make the project sour,” he said.
“New music is on its way and it will definitely be in June on my birthday and if everything goes according to plan, a new video will also be out on the day. We will be going back to some of the albums, picking songs and making videos for them,” he added.