The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Dancehall Birthday Song for Gushungo

AN upcoming dancehall outfit based in Harare called the "Final Warning" will celebrate President Mugabe's birthday in style this year. The outfit is riding high with a new video titled "Happy Birthday Gushungo" which is expected to entertain fans who love dancehall, because of its vibrant lyrics and well-arranged instruments.

In an interview one of the group members, Prosper "Proda" Dembeza, said the celebratory song was dedicated to the President and Zimbabweans at large .

"The song happy birthday Gushungo is dedicated to our President on his 89th birthday and the nation of Zimbabwe. In the video, we really show our appreciation for the strength His Excellency has shown over the years in creating a bright future for the youths in Zimbabwe," he said.

The crew emerged in 2010 with a hit song "Copacabana" which received massive airplay on local radio stations and since then, they have not looked back.

'We have received overwhelming response from our fans and we promise to do more for the dancehall community, which continues to grow each day," he said.

He also paid tribute to local promoter Clint Robinson for the support and encouragement he has been giving the group.

The outfit is set to release an album this year .

The group is a fusion of three young and vibrant dancehall voices of Prosper, Edward Dembedza and Tonderai Chibura.

The trio has shared the stage with international reggae stars like TOK, Mr Vegas and Popcaan who performed in Zimbabwe last year

They have previously performed at the 21st Movement Gala with prominent musicians like Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso and several other local artistes.

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