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Mafriq set for comeback

AFRO-FUSION music band Mafriq, which disbanded about nine years ago after its three members decided to pursue solo careers, has reunited to produce a single titled Ndamuwana.
Mafriq is made up of the trio of Pauline ‘‘Pau’’ Gundidza, Lovedale “Discord” Makalanga and Tungamirirai “Tunga T” Tavi. Gundidza said the single was ready for release.

“We are currently busy with Mafriq as we are about to release our new song Ndamuwana. Our challenge is that we can’t shoot the video because of restrictions brought about by the Covid-19 lockdown,” Gundidza said.

She said the Covid-19 national lockdown has affected the group’s plans.

“We have had to put certain of our projects on hold as the conditions for release are more demanding than usual,” Gundidza said.

Discord said the comeback single would be launched after the national lockdown.

“We do not have exemption letters as musicians and this has affected us in a great way. However, we are back as Mafriq and the comeback was inspired by the need to educate the youngsters through clean music. We have noted that the music industry is now laden with dirty lyrics,” he said.

The group, popular for churning out hits such as Ndichamudza Chete and Chizevezeve, has albums such Ndichamudza Chete and Shungu Dzemoyo under its belt.

Formed in 2003, Mafriq disintegrated in 2013 when Discord and Pauline left after recording songs such Kende Kende, Zambuko and Ndibatsire.

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