The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Shinso Back With a Bang

Seasonal dancehall chanter Romeo Antony affectionately known as "Shinsoman" in the dancehall music scene is set to release a 13-track solo album for the first time since he came into the industry four years ago.

The album, titled "Shamhu Yababa", which carries three of the already released singles, "MaGhetto Yutz", "Kukunakidza" and "Dancehall Fada" will be released and "properly" launched end of February.

Heshi Mfeshi spokesperson Joe Machingura confirmed the developments noting that the move will see "Shinsoman" taking over the dancehall throne outclassing present-day headliners of Freeman, Winky D and Sniper Storm cementing his self-proclaimed title as the dancehall fada (father).

"Shinso has not recorded or released a project of his own as it was a marketing strategy we were trying to enforce for a little-known artiste and now he is no longer new to the dancehall music fanatics, now he can do his own 'solo' projects without any hassles.

"Our (Heshi Mfeshi) treble has its own way of doing things especially when it comes to the release of albums if you have noticed, we give our beloved fans a very special Valentine present by releasing Yoz's tracks a week before followed by the dancehall fada (Shinso) and remarkably end the year with sizzling Mapfumo spiced work in which we do this each and every year," said Machingura.

The Highfield-bred Shinso promised a well-polished album which was recorded and produced by a minimum of three big dancehall producers in the country among them Sunshine from the "Danger Zone" side currently riding high with his enticing riddims making noise in the streets and all radio stations.

Since he broke into the limelight back in 2009 with his single track "Number One" in which he features diva Cindy Munyavi, Shinso has not looked back.

"I'm di dancehall fada me ya know so me Na di baddest in Na di game and I respect myself because none is above me," declared Shinso.

Meanwhile, Heshi-mfeshi is working towards a compilation collective DVD that will see most of the artistes from the treble who have shot good videos making their presence felt.

The collective DVD will feature Shinso's videos from his forthcoming album which are almost done.

Machingura praised his team as the best in the land and vowed to take over by the time they will release a DVD as he cited that Zimbabwean artistes lack in the video category.

"The Heshi family this time around is working flat-out to give fans something that is absolutely glowing; we have a surprise package for our fans in the form of a DVD that is coming out soon," he said.

Shinsoman started his musical career when he was in Form One in 2001 and broke into the limelight in 2009 to which he has since released a single album titled "Mudhara Kubva Kudhara" in 2011 which was a success.

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