The Herald (Harare)

3 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Sammy B - Reggae Youth Artiste On the Rise

An upcoming Budiriro based reggae artist Samson 'Sammy B' Madzima (31) has released a debut album titled "Ndomene". The seven track album is stuffed with songs, "Ndomene", the title track, "Ndagurwa Kunorira", "Amai", "Rudo Wailer and GMC", "Ghetto Youths", "Ndakadaro" and "Hondo Yamatanga".

Listening to his music truly reveals that competition is rife in the generation to come.

His appearance in the scene tallies the number of youths vying for recognition in the music industry.

"There is a lot of competition in our industry and for one to be on limelight you have to strive and show maturity in your work.

"There are many ghetto youths out there whose careers are dying a natural death because of failing to be recognised, but we urge them to remain resolute," said Sammy B.

On the song "Ndomene", the artist said he dedicated it to married couples to remain faithful through thick and thin in their lives as what they portray affects their children.

"People are divorcing nowadays and it has become the order of the day, so on this song I try to advice partners not to make money their major priority but love.

"The second song I dedicated it to my young sister who died at a tender age due to kidney failure. She was in grade seven.

The third song was for his mother whom he said remained resolute in fending for the family despite facing challenges.

"On this song I truly thank my mother for her love and care she showed to us since our father passed away when we were still young. For other songs on this album it was a massage to our youth to stand their ground in uplifting and showcasing their talents," he said.

Having ventured into music in 2007 Simon said he got the courage and mentorship from Jah Prayzah.

"I used to perform alongside him just to get experience until I realised that I should go solo that's when I started performing at parties and night clubs to raise money for my project,"he said.

The ghetto artiste said his second album is about to be finished and will contain 11 tracks which will be released early next year.

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