Wedding bells ring for Chikocho

28 Apr, 2013 - 22:04 0 Views

The Herald


“I am really excited about the wedding on May 5 and I thought I should make it known that I am no longer available,” she said with a chuckle.
Asked how she felt about getting married, Chikocho confirmed she was over the moon.

“I think it is every girl’s dream to get married and have children. I believe he is ‘Mr Right’ and I can’t wait for the day. The wedding completes my Cinderella story and this is why I chose the royal blue and white as the theme colours for the wedding,” she enthused.

The “Sunungura Mweya” singer said the wedding would be graced by other musicians including her friend Bethan Pasinawako, South African top gospel artiste Sipho Makhabane, Innocent Sakala as well as Spiwe Chimuti. For those not in the know, Chikocho has performed with some of South Africa’s top gospel artistes in such as Makhabane and Sechaba.

The 28-year-old singer has staged shows alongside Shingisai Suluma, Kudzi Nyakudya and many others. She made a huge splash on the mainstream music scene with the release of her first album titled “Sunungura”.

The album touches on hope, sacrifice, and praise and worship themes. She is blessed with a mellow voice, which on its own makes her music all the more enjoyable. “Sunungura Mweya”, according to Tyra is about redemption.

“There are a lot of tribulations that the world is going through today and the only way to overcome this is through following the Lord Jesus Christ,” she once said.

The six-track album has a medley of rhythms including African beats on songs like “Sunungura Mweya”, “Ane Rudo” and “Shamwari”, among others. To her credit, the album is laced by other voices that feature on four of her songs where she collaborates with artistes the likes of Ngoni Kambarami and MacDonald “MacDee” Chidavaenzi, who are popularly known in urban grooves, as well as Kudzi Nyakudya.

The track “Nomufaro”, which Tyra features Mac Dee, is a nicely arranged piece. She was inspired by South Africans Rebecca Malope, Deborah Fraser and the Charambas. Chikocho was born on April 10, 1985, at Harare Central Hospital. She is a beauty therapist by profession and lives in Westgate.

Musically, she set herself high standards, which might prove difficult to beat in the long run or worse still, go down as a one-hit wonder.

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