Killer T introduces live band



Arts Reporter

Dancehall musician Kelvin Kusikwenyu, popularly known as Killer T, is working on improving his stage work and making his brand lucrative.

Recently he walked empty-handed at the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) but the musician seems to be working hard to improve on a number of issues that include the lyrics and composition of songs.

Over the weekend he introduced a live band at Gwanzura Stadium at a charity gala where he appeared as a surprise artiste.

Though the band still has a lot of work to do, the musician is optimistic that the idea will add a new dimension to his music.

He joins the league of dancehall musicians who have live bands. Tocky Vibes and Winky D do have live bands and seem to be doing well on live shows.

It however, remains to be seen if the musician will sustain the project considering that several musicians abandoned the idea of using live bands, citing operational costs as the biggest challenge.

“I feel dancehall music is a genre that needs us to be innovative and come up with ideas that make it marketable everywhere,” he said.

The musician, who has been hailed for coming up with an album that appeals to all ages, believes the genre has a potential to grow.

“We have Jamaican artists making an impact on the international scene because they always come up with better ideas. My belief is Zimdancehall will go far,” he added.

Of late the young musician has been growing his brand by working on his stage work, releasing good musical projects that have endeared him with music fans from diverse backgrounds.

Although many people expected him to get a gong for his album “Ngoma Ndaimba” at the recently held National Merits Awards, this did not happen.

“That is now history to us. For now we are concentrating on issues that take our brand forward,” he said.

The musician said he had finalised a number of videos from his previous album “Ngoma Ndaimba.”

“So far we have finished working on videos for the album and they will be released in March,” he said.

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