ADVERTISEMENT:

 

Jambo to release another album

Date:16 July 2022 - By:

Read: 810

Zimbabwean-born but Thohoyandou-based recording artist Mitchell Jambo announced that he would be releasing his 11th album later this year.

Jambo kicked off his musical career in 1975 with a self-made banzho (traditional guitar made of wood), which he played for almost seven years before he touched an electric guitar. He started his own band in 1985, and released his debut album called Bimbiso, which means Fhulufhelo (Faith), later that year. He became a household name in Zimbabwe and used to do curtain raisers for international artists when they visited Zimbabwe.

He later relocated to Thohoyandou, where he has released several albums. Jambo also doubles as a radio presenter for online Radio 54, which is based in the USA.

Even though he lives in South Africa, he records his albums in Zimbabwe, because he feels the studios in Zimbabwe are tailor-made for zwingondo music.

He became popular among local music lovers when he recorded a live album at the 2010 Centre in Thohoyandou with a mega-hit called Ndi nnyi Uyo, which is like a national anthem for African music lovers in the country.

When asked why he was only releasing his album in October when he had already recorded it, he said he always released his albums in October because that is his birth month. “It is always a way of celebrating my birthday,” he said.

Even though he will celebrate his 52nd birthday in October, Jambo’s face still looks fresh and shining. When asked about the secret of his “being-forever-young” look, he said the secret was cold water. “If you want to look young all the time, bath with cold water. Since I was young, I have always used cold water,” he said.

 

 
 

Thohoyandou-based recording artist Mitchell Jambo. Photo: Victor Mukwevho.

 

By:

 

ADVERTISEMENT

 

ADVERTISEMENT:

 

From the jaws of death to a gospel star

Entertainment: 06 August 2022

Today he is an international gospel artist, an ANC councillor, radio presenter, pastor and an albinism activist, but for Mbilu Rapson Rambuwani, life has not always been this comfortable. When he was born, he had to be rescued by his mother as some family members wanted him to be killed because he was born with albinism.

Things are looking up for Musina FM's Lerato

Entertainment: 05 August 2022

Young Lerato Mamatlodi is fast becoming one of the darlings of the local airwaves. At the age of 27, she is counted among Musina FM’s best presenters, with a huge following behind her. Lerato presents the Afternoon Drive Show, broadcast on weekdays from 15:00 to 18:00. 

Disco is not dead, says The Lion

Entertainment: 31 July 2022

If you thought that disco music was dead, Rofhiwa Ronald Mudau, aka The Lion, has a surprise in store for you when he releases his third full album, titled Matula, at the end of September this year.

Charles and Prince want their debut EP to reach audiences

Entertainment: 31 July 2022 By Elmon Tshikhudo

After an intense two years of rehearsals and preparations, locally born brothers Prince and Charles Sigebe – officially labelled as Charles and Prince - finally released their debut extended-play (EP) album, called Vha Ima na Rine on 27 June this year.

ADVERTISEMENT: