Date:22 March 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
The sounds of Ntuwiseni Hector Mafhara are melodious and pleasant to listen to, as his voice meanders with the lyrics and the result is a well-arranged musical project.
This is the very rhumba artist who has become well known as Chibika, of Chibika and The Secret Boys. He resides at Tshifudi Mushungwa village. He strums his lead guitar while he sings. He first discovered music when he was 16 years old in 2006.
“At the time I was playing drums and bass guitar at the church,” he said. “I love rhumba, and I was inspired mostly the great earlier kwasakwasa generation.”
He has just released a full-length album, Zwakale, and it consists of six tracks, which are Gole litswu, Zwakale, Khotsi fhatutshedza, Aswinyauli, Vhananga, and Naho ni kule.
“The highlights of my career as an artist have been to feature in other artists' projects as backing vocalist and a guitarist through the years,” he said. “I would also like to thank Mr Edward Mphaga for noticing my talent and making sure that he recorded me.”
Zwakale was recorded at Mphagani Recording Studios at Mukula. For more information, contact 071 411 3871 and 079 039 8514.
Ntuwiseni Hector Mafhara, known as Chibika. Picture supplied.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.