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Spit-Fire, restoring Hip hop’s pride in Zimbabwe

Entertainment Reporter

Hip hop a music genre that is identified with selective talented individuals has its origin in the American society.

The genre has of late gained relevence in the contemporary world.

The local artists in the industry are now left with a challenge to restore the lost pride in the selective genre.

Spit Fire, a talent search initiative is the first of its kind in Southern Africa to specifically target marginalized and upcoming artistes mainly in down trodden suburbs.

This will be a game-changer in raising the hopes of a magnified Hip-hop in the contemporary world.

Speaking to Spotlight Online News Africa Batsirai Kapfumo the brains behind the grand initiative is optimistic in Hip hop’s revival, holding continuity into the future.

“Hip-hop is a movement where people express themselves artistically. Sadly the genre in Zimbabwe doesn’t have that much of a visible platform as others yet there is a lot of untapped talent. The auditions thus come in to tap into that talent abundant in marginalized and under explored areas.”

The current global phenomenon, COVID-19 is the only stumbling block to stand in the way of Spit Fire programs scheduled in the upcoming month.

” we are suppose to launch auditions in 12 cities nationwide ,this include Harare, Chitungwiza, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls , Gwanda among others. ”

“Unfortunately the prevailing health crisis has forced us to suspend some of our crucial programs which were scheduled this coming month.”

Given the time frame and orientation the initiative evolved, there is no doubt Spit Fire will take Hip hop to greater heights and this will inspire Zim’s future celebrities.

Tendai Guvamombe