Date:23 May 2020 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
The talent of reggae artist Ishmael Mudau is shining brightly on the recently released double CD-music video, Zwi da na nwaha zwi da zwa fhira. Some samples from the project were recently made available freely on YouTube, and they are proving to be the work of an experienced craftsman.
“The video is from the double CD album, The Best of the Best, which was released late last year and is available exclusively from online stores,” he said. “Zwi da na nwaha zwi da zwa fhira is receiving massive and favourable response from music lovers in that I am tackling the issues that are relevant to today’s life.
Mudau was confident that his latest project was bound to penetrate the international reggae market, which he had been yearning to crack for some time now. “I have been witnessing my growth as an artist, and now I am confident to say that it’s my turn to shine even more.”
The project comprises 20 songs, which are Ni do zwi vhona, Munna o thanyaho, Rine ri master, Thongo zwi divha, Lufuno ndi lwa vhavhili, Shumisani dzone, Vhangana vhanga, Vhathu vhadzhi, Ndi a funa uvha na inwi, Zwa vhadau, No fhisa vhurifhi, Maria a thembise, Ndi nne Vhadau, My president, Mma vho beba tshidakwa, Lufuno lwanga, Weekend reggae jive, A thina mutakalo a siho tsini, Vhangasi funiwe nga shango lothe and Give it to me.
“All I can say is to advise all those who love my music to stop sharing it via WhatsApp and other social media avenues and start supporting local artists by buying original music,” he said. “If you share my music illegally, you are literally killing my art, for I pay a lot of money to record my music. I also take a lot of time writing and composing my music.”
His music is available from more than 40 online music stores, some of whom are iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Tidal, Apple Music, Google Play, and Audiomack.
He can be reached on 072 249 6547.
Ishmael Mudau. Photo 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.