By Simbarashe Sithole
UPCOMING Guruve based Zimdance hall artist Arrival 55 is lamenting lack of publicity in the marginalised Guruve area.
Born Prince Mbavari the 23 year old has five albums and more than 50 tracks by his name.
Having recorded with a renowned studio Mount Zion music and producer T man Arrival is yet to break through in the Zimdance hall genre.
“I started singing in 2011 and have 8 years now still being called up coming due to our location Guruve is far away from Harare, everyone thinks talent is in the capital that is why we are coming to record our music in the capital but it is not yet yielding results in terms of air play,” lamented Arrival.
The artist said talent in marginalised areas remains untapped due to a minimum radio stations which are mainly found in Harare.
“Our talent remains untapped because of our geographical location which remains down trodden by many as we do not have a single radio station in Mashonaland Central province hence the competition is stiff with those in the capital who have easy access to radio for us we have to buy our way to air play and television shows.”
Arrival has a single track which is played on air titled kuchikoro but is hoping to find more air play and doing collaborations with big guys in Zimdance hall.
“So far l have only one single track kuchikoro which is played on air especially on radio Zimbabwe but my wish is to have more air play and to do more collaborations with those who are already established in the industry,” he said.
Meanwhile, the musician has done one collaboration with Jah Child in a single track entitled “tauraya matsaga tiri mhondi” which is currently making noise on judgement yard.
Born and bred in Guruve Arrival has received overwhelming support from his area with Guruve hotel proprietor Monica Mabhena organizing a lot of shows for him together with his manager Stantely Tinashe Mutemeri aka Stancho.