In an interesting move that could suggest that Zimbabweans in the Diaspora are growing homesick, Audius Mtawarira has said he is coming back home. The formerly Australia-based Zimbabwean musician played as a supporting act at Energy Mutodi’s launch of his second album, Kumasese at the Rainbow Towers.
This was his first show after his return in August.
Audius left fans screaming for more after singing hit song Muchandiona off his latest album Day Like This.
In an interview with the StandardLife&Style, Mtawarira said he is relocating to Zimbabwe with a view that there is an atmosphere of business going on and it would not make sense to be left out.
“The climate has changed compared with the time I went to Australia. There are many business opportunities here and we are no longer left behind like before.
“A hunter goes out and hunts but one way or the other, one has to come back home and feed the family,” he said.
Mtawarira said he has brought all the knowledge from his experiences overseas and is willing to invest it in the local music industry.
He said he is currently building a recording studio at Lake Chivero which is scheduled to open in three weeks time.
The soul sensation who migrated to Australia in 1997 urged musicians to work together rather than quarrelling and fighting through music.
Mtawarira’s manager, Itai Mutinhiri, who is also a news anchor at ZBC TV, said she is currently working on rebuilding his fan base and has many shows lined up.
Meanwhile, Mutodi’s shock collaboration with Alick Macheso seems to be working magic.
The duo performed their collaboration, Angelina, live to an ecstatic crowd which was left with no option but take to the dance floor as the two artists did their stuff.
The song is a remix to the first track on the album and is likely live Mutodi a more popular man as Macheso fans are destined to grab a copy as Extrabasso will not be releasing a new album this year.
Other songs on the album are 2 by 2, Ruvimbo, Mbarikwa, Pachibondo and Anesu a dedication departed Zimbabwean musicians.
The launch was attended by a glamorous crowd that practically matched the glitz of the venue.