By Ronnie Chisamba
Zimdancehall and reggae songbird, Lindsay Mildred Munyikwa, and internationally renowned Zimbabwean filmmaker and cinematographer, Artwell Mukonyora (aka Angel Arts) released the former’s much-awaited video. Titled Makatendeka, the musical video compliments a track with the same title. The track is purely a dancehall song with an unquestionable gospel flavour.
Depicting God’s divine grace and protection in the face of man-made adversities, the video interweaves well with the song as it tells the common African story. In line with the set health regulations in the Covid-19, induced lockdown Makatendeka was released on the Angel Arts Production YouTube Channel ( https://youtu.be/Y363JutW60g ).
The 5-minute video took 3 days to make. According to Lindsay the production of the video came as a result of the song has made it on the local hit list. The 2-time award-winning best Zimdance Hall female vocalist (2017 and 2019) feels honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Angel Arts – a Denmark trained filmmaker and cinematographer – and believes they are more products to come.
“Angel Arts are one of the best video producers of our time. At the moment, l am working with him in the production of my videos. I hope to continue working him for many years to come,” said the youthful musician.
Since joining the local professional music arena five years ago Lindsay – a former Southerton Primary and Highfield High 1 student – has produced a number of hit songs which have seen her riding on the waves of stardom and winning accolades at the Zimdancehall Awards(an annual event). Kure naKure, Hombarume, Hura hwangu, and Makatendeka are some of her hits.
Lindsay joins a long list of popular local and international musicians to have worked with Angel Arts. Names on the Zimbabwean music arena include Winky D, Roki, Stunner, Cynthia Mare, Baba Shupi and Sniper Storm. Internationally, Angel Arts has had the opportunity to work with Outlaws, TOK, Akill the MC, Baron Ricks and Moses Malone to name but a few.