BUDDING Zimdancehall artist, Temba Manhomu aka Tembaman (pictured) has roped in King Shady (real name Shadreck Kakwire) in his recently-released single titled Dairai.
In a unique fashion, Tembaman, who hails from Chipinge and is of the Ndau tribe, has brought in a new flavour in the Zimdancehall movement by blending Ndau lyrics with the veteran Zimdancehall chanter, who is popularly known for the hit song Mai Huni.
Tembaman told The Standard Style that he was longing for a collaboration with an artist of King Shady’s calibre.
“There has been a few or non-Ndau-speaking artists in the Zimdancehall terrain and to break that, I sought my match in story-telling using my Ndau dialect and the name King Shady was the first to ring in my mind,” he said.
Speaking about the audience, Tembaman said artists were diversifying, targeting marginalised groups. He said as an artist, he was incorporating all and sundry since the music dynamics were constantly evolving.
“Having grown up in the humble neighbourhood of Muzite in Chipinge, I used to listen to Winky D and King Labash’s music, especially those tracks like Tisu Vekurokesheni and Ghetto Pressure whose messages dwell on the day-to-day ghetto struggles,” he said.
The song Dairai talks about how jealousy can make people do thoughtless things that have consequences.
The single was produced by Temptation Chirenje aka T Man of Mount Zion Music.