UPCOMING Zim Dance hall, Mvurwi artist Brian Chipara popularly known as Ding in the music industry has lamented lack of sponsorship in the farm town as a major drawback affecting most artists in his category.
Having started music in 2003, the 35 -year-old Ding has not given up and is still praying that one-day music promoters will identify him from his farm Holland, Mvurwi and sponsor him and be ranked among the country’s best musicians.
Speaking to this publication life and Style the artist said renowned studios like Chillspot are demanding high charges which are beyond his reach and music promoters are turning a blind eye on Mvurwi.
“Music promoters are letting us down especially here in Mvurwi, we have vast talent here in Mvurwi but promoters are turning a blind eye on us, we cannot afford the so-called big studios, just last week l went to Harare and tried Chill Spot studios who are demanding a minimum fee of US$50 l simply cannot afford that as an individual,” lamented Ding
Ding has one album entitled Hupenyu and has recorded 10 single tracks which he has sent to various radio stations and to date only one single “castle” has managed to go on air.
The castle singer has implored radio stations to play his songs as he is currently marketing his music through social media platforms.
“We have a big challenge of airplay so far only one of my songs is the one which goes on air but rarely again we come back to issue of sponsorship for us to be heard we have to go to Harare yet we have studios here in Mvurwi if we major with them we do not go any way.”
He once shared the stage once with Sungura prodigy Romeo Gasa and Wasu Dacoda in Mvurwi and aiming to share with more big names chief among them Soul Jah love whom he is currently working on a collaboration.
“I have shared a stage with sungura giants Romeo Gasa and Wasu Dacoda in Mvurwi but my wish is to share with more big names across the country, currently l am working on a collaboration song with Soul Jah love entitled “Kwamuri baba” to be released by mid-November.
Meanwhile, artists in Mashonaland Central have snubbed local studios in a bid to make names of themselves in the music industries and in some instances bribing their way to have their music played on air.
Mvurwi boast of one Zim Dance hall artist Takura Chioniso aka Blot Grenade who got famous after relocating to Harare and recorded his hit song Ndiri badd on the star Riddimm at Chillspot records.
Despite recording his first song entitled Pamangoma in Mvurwi at Talkat Studio failed to yield anything until he came to Harare.