Dotcom finalises DVD Tendai Chipara
Tendai Chipara

Tendai Chipara

Arts Correspondent
Upcoming musician Tendai “Dotcom” Chipara is finalising a DVD for his fourth album “Zvakutapira”.
The musician said he has decided to work on the DVD because his fans have requested for videos.
“We have done all the songs on that album and we are happy that people liked the album,” he said.
“We are trying to make videos that will appeal to our fans and market our music to new followers. Videos have the power to market music and we will do our best.”

Some of the songs that are on the album are “Mistake”, “Zvakutapira” “Kunonoka Kugaya”, “Sona Sona”, “Simba RaMwari”, “Kumusha” and “Huya Tifare”. The young musician started off his music career in 1996 at Mary Mount Mission in Rushinga.

“I was inspired by the late Leonard Dembo’s music which I grew up listening to. I then started composing my own songs and the way that people urged me  to record my music.

“It was tough to record because of lack of funding while some recording companies were not keen to offer young musicians like me recording contracts,” Tendai said.
He added: “I encourage recording companies to put in place programmes aimed at promoting upcoming musicians.”

Born on April 25, 1982 in Rushinga, Tendai has other albums such as “Marwadzo” and “Manyemwe”.
The new seven-track album was recorded at Diamond Studios.

Although unknown nationally, the young musician commands a huge following in Mashonaland Central where he has made Mt Darwin his fortress.
“I am slowly penetrating Harare, there are many promoters who have contacted my manager and want me to perform there and I will definitely do that as well as spread my wings even further,” he said.

 

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