Xolisani Nyathi Arts Reporter
Former Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs deputy minister Fortune Chasi, who is also a ZimDancehall chanter, has revealed that he was inspired by Guspy Warrior and other Zimdancehall artistse to take up the genre.
Speaking at the launch of Guspy Warrior’s latest offering on Sunday at The Volt, Chasi said he got into studio after listening to ZimDancehall artistes.
“The reason why I got into the studio to sing is because of the likes of Guspy Warrior who inspired me through their music,” he said.
Guspy Warrior launched his album titled “Lovers Rock” on Valentine’s Day.
The album, marked by mature reggae beats, consists of love songs. The album takes lovers to a different horizons hence the launch on Valentine’s Day. Chasi, however, bemoaned piracy which he said had destroyed artistes.
“The copyright system is not helping our musicians in Zimbabwe regardless of the fact that they work hard on their music. However, Guspy showed that he is versatile and you can tell through the album we are launching today that he is energetic and he has taken music to another level,” he said.
Songs on Guspy Warrior’s album include; “How Could You” and “Kuti Ufare”. Guspy said he had digressed a bit from Zimdancehall for reggae to lure lovers.
“This album is not the usual Zimdancehall that you all know. I tuned it a bit into reggae to accommodate lovers. That is why I decided to launch it on Valentine’s Day,” he said.
The launch was graced by Zimdancehall sensation Tocky Vibes who performed some of his hit songs.