The Herald (Harare)

9 November 2012

Zimbabwe: SA-Based Artiste Bounces Back

After more than 10 years in the wildness, South African-based Zimbabwean Wayne Jachie, has finally struck the right chord following the release of his debut eight-track album titled "Rwendo Rwemoyo".

The 30-year old marketing executive said his type of music can be classified as "Wanye musik" - a fusion of reggae and jazz.

One of the songs, "Chichi-Chichi" has a video that is already receiving constant airplay on ZBCTV.

"I decided to shoot the video of the song 'Chichi- Chichi' for my fiancée, Memory, with whom I have a child with," said Jachie.

Popular Zimbabwean producer, Chagwa Black, who is also based in South Africa, is the brains behind the video.

Jachie is not new to the music landscape, in 2003, he was on the verge of producing an album with the now defunct Country Boy Records, but he dumped the project midway because of financial constraints.

"I always had passion for music and a dream to record but money issues kept me at bay until I relocated here (South Africa).

"I am grateful to Bantu Studios in Johannesburg for recording my music," said Jachie.

Bantu Studios is rated as one of the biggest recording studios in the City of Gold, where renowned artistes like Buffalo Soldier, Q Montana and Knox have recorded their projects.

The album - "Rwendo Rwemoyo" (My secret journey) features Bongani Sithole on bass guitar. Sithole used to play for the late Lucky Dube.

The album chronicles Jachie's life experiences.

"I named my album 'Rwendo Rwemoyo', which is a detailed journey of my life from childhood to manhood," he said.

The album carries nine tracks - "The Journey Begins", "Chichi-Chichi", "Kupana Kudana", "Pamusoro Pezvose", "1+1", "Dzaive Shungu", "Take Your Time", "Be My Valentine" and "Secret Journey". Born in Zaka, Jachie's biggest dream is to become a music promoter.

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