31 January 2013

Kenya: Former TPF Contestant Working With Chizi

Steve Nyabwa, the Tusker project fame contestant who stole the hearts of viewers with his benga performances on the show, has hit the studio with Chizi.

Steve told Word Is, "Chizi and I are working on a benga song that he wrote for me. We are planing for an online release next week."

Steve added that he had wanted to work with Chizi for a long time and when the opportunity presented itself, he took it.

"Truth be told if there is anyone who wants to do anything in the Afro-benga genre the go to performer is Chizi. He is an amazing songwriter and I'm excited about the prospects of this song," he said, "The release of the new song is my way of telling my fans and those of benga music that I'm back."

The reality TV contestant described the yet to be titled single "a love song that highlights the nature of most relationships. It's about a girl who is about to walk out on her relationship with her boyfriend because of what she was told about him. And the boy has to convince her not to believe what she has heard."

Steve said that he has been on a hiatus where he was "in the money making business". He owns a salon with his girlfriend on Ngong road called Topaz, Tangoz and Tongz, runs a consturction business and is the music manager at M-Tech.

"In Kenya you have to ensure that you have money to back your music career because it is an expensive venture. With that done, I'm now back with this first official solo release."

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