The young musician has set the scene ablaze with his style that many are likening to famed artist Soul Jah Love. His powerfull lyrics and bustling voice can easily waylay someone to think that it is the conquering family leader on the mic yet, it would be the rising musician.
Born in a family that is not familiar to playing music let alone Zimdancehall, the tall figure overcame a lot of efforts to stop him from taking the musical career as his mother believed that only academic education will be the right path to a decent life for her boy child.
This did not deter the pervasive lyricist. ” When I was in school, a lot of my peers would come to ask me to play my songs as they new about me from those who were closer to me, my friends that is. Word was doing rounds in the school circles that there was a musician in the making at my school. Those interested would pester me to play for them my compositions. At times I would be non-committal but some would offer an assortment of tokens to encourage me to play. As someone who has music in the blood I eventually saw that as an opportunity to horn my skills. One of my former teachers in high school realised this and even wanted to help but could not do so due to lack of funds,” he said with a glint of hope for a brighter future in his eye.
So far he has put together half a dozen of the intended 12 tracks. He is also helping matters by saving the little that he earns from his current job to invest in his music path.
The Soul Jah Love lookalike has performed before big crowds at night clubs around the capital namely Machokoto in Glen View and the famed Monday-jam session at City Sports Bar (CSB) to mention just two.
A director of proceedings and organiser of the Tuesday sessions at Machokoto Night Club D.J Dougie Fresh weighed in: ” He has the potential to take over from Sauro one day. He’s very talented this young man.”
The sprawling high density suburb of Mbare is famed for unleashing top Zimdancehall musicians in the mould of Killer T, Jah Love and Kinnah among a host of others. Time will tell how far and deep Dangerous Shumba will win the hearts and minds of Zimdancehall music followers.