|West African ‘Flavour’ comes to Harare|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00|
Ruth Butaumocho Entertainment Editor
songs, “Nwa Baby (Sawale)”, “Adanma” and “Oyi”, which are currently receiving heavy rotation on local radio stations, in clubs, at almost every party in town.
Flavour’s visit to Zimbabwe will surely come as a relief to fans who have of late been fed on a diet of dancehall, reggae and pantsula.
“People are now tired of dancehall and South African singers who have been performing in Zimbabwe in the last four years or so.
Flavour is a high-life/soul/hip-hop artiste who hails from eastern Nigeria.
Flavour was invited to join the company on a scholarship to study music in 1996. He became a professional drummer after three years of mentoring.
The company which mentored him, SoundCity Communications, acquired new premises in Port Harcourt.
He subsequently gained admission to study Business Administration in 2004. Before the end of the year, Flavour kicked off his live performance career at Bubbles Plaza, Enugu.
In 2006, he decided to form his own band, which he named “Flavour and the Crew”.
The title of his first album released in 2005 by Obaino Music was “N’abania”. The album sold like hot cakes but only in the eastern part of Nigeria and some neighbouring African countries.
His second album was recorded two years later and he named it “Uplifted” because he believed it would take him to greater heights.
Flavour’s collaboration with artistes like Mr Raw (formerly Nigga Raw) and MC Loaf brought him critical acclaim and very recently his song with MI African Rapper Number One, has earned him a keen interest of industry watchers who have dubbed him the next big act.