Covid-19 lockdown delays Murabi’s album launch

Date:09 April 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho

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Fans of the legendary Kenny “The Wailers” Murabi will have to wait patiently for the new date for the launch of his latest album, EZOP. Murabi’s album should have been launched on 11 April at the 2010 Babylon Leisure Park in Thohoyandou.

The launch was postponed because of the 21-day coronavirus lockdown pronounced by Pres Cyril Ramaphosa.

According to the organiser of the launch, Mr Lufuno Nenzhelele, having to push back the launch after spending so much time and investing a lot of money into the project has been frustrating.

"Organising an album launch comes with huge financial costs,” Munzhelele said. “It’s going to cost us, but there is nothing we can do.” 

When asked why he did not do a digital launch, Murabi said he preferred a traditional launch because he did not want to rob his fans of the experience that comes with live performances.

"Unfortunately, Murabi’s fans will have to wait a while longer,” Kenny Murabi said.

Murabi’s previous offerings include Holy War, Tsharivhone, Tshikhokhonono and Ambani.

The EZOP album was recorded at Adziambei Music Academy and is marketed by Kenny Murabi Music. Munzhelele said a new date would be announced after the lockdown. 



Kenny “The Wailers” Murabi.


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.