Zimbabwean born , SA based Singer, songwriter , Actor , Script writer and Performer Kevin Makhosi recently released his highly anticipated album , Nyimbo Za Ku Afrika .
The album boasts 9 tracks that see taking his place among Africa’s most creatively purist, remarkable and sedulous artists.
Makhosi has announced his return to live performance after 5 months away from the stage – and it’s a high-profile comeback. His first show since lockdown will be at the Black Entertainment Awards BEA on 31st October.
“I’m an Afro house vocalist that believes “voices are instruments”. “My style is a fusion of traditional music and modern house beats hence I like to clarify it as Afro House” He said.
His greatest influence is the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and Salif Keita.
He adds “I’ve been praised for inheriting the sounds of the legendary Salif Keita and Oliver Mtukudzi”
Its believed his journey started back in 2014, where he got aspired by western music, specifically, rap.
“I did rap for at least two years before switching to house music” he added.
According to Makhosi , Nyimbo Za Ku Afrika is the name of the album, it’s a chewa language. It features multi-Award winning Artists like Novuyo Seagirl, Qeqeshiwe Mntambo and more. It was distributed by Italian label based in Milan and got an airplay on various radio stations in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
His plans beyond Covid 19 is to shoot a couple of music videos and put up some gigs across the country. Apart from music he owns a TV channel(Maphungo Tv), where he hosts one of the shows (KM Talks Show), talking about things encountered in life. He is also a brand owner of the clothing line “Nambini” which is known for being heavily marketed on social media.
He expressed “My greatest challenge was Finance, I was challenged to record my projects and having to get my music to radios and television for airplay”
Kevin’ s “Msikilasi” topped the charts sitting at no 9 of the hits #SaturdayPlaylisting on Black community radio bcr. He also mentioned his family support system throughout his career .
He concluded “I’d love to thank my family and fans for their unfailing love and support all the way ”