By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
One of the country’s leading music recording companies, Diamond Studio has vowed to change the fortunes of Congolese singer Allan Desolo B who has released a music video titled ‘I Love You’.
Speaking at the official launch of the video, Diamond Studio boss Steady Munyanyi said they had inked a contract with Desolo B which will leave an indelible mark in the Rhumba artiste’s career.
“I will not mince my words the contract that we have signed with Desolo is going to change his career,” said a confident Munyanyi.
The artist who came to Zimbabwe a few years ago said it was his first professional contract which only came after serious negotiations.
“I have been doing music over the last 3 years since I came to this country but this is the first contract that I have penned.
“It only came after several meetings because as an artist you should not hastily sign without understanding the vision of the recording company and see whether it tallies with your vision,” he opened up.
The recording company has a decorated ‘love-hate affairs’ with several top musicians over contractual disputes but the Diamond Studio boss said this will no longer be the case as contracts will no longer be binding.
“It is on record that we had several cases of contractual disputes with musicians and to avert such contracts will no longer be binding,” assured Munyanyi.
The newly signed Rhumba Artiste boasts of a catalogue of songs that include Honzeri, Pondo, King of Peace and Kugara Kumba among many others. He has collaborated with an array of local musicians including Andy Muridzo and Bazuka .
The 27-year-old born Makula Marlos sings in Shona,Swahili, French ,Lingala and English.
He is currently working on his second album.