The Herald (Harare)

22 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Tehn, Brown: the Next Big Thing

It appears after their chart hit "Happy" the duo of Tehn Diamond and Junior Brown could be the next big thing to happen on the hip-hop scene. Arguably, they are the most sought-after rappers in Harare at the moment and wherever they perform fans are assured of a solid show. Perhaps this is what you can expect on March 2 at Circus Nightclub.

Tehn Diamond a.k.a. Student of the Game has released a number of mixtapes but it was only until he joined forces with the dapper rapper Junior Brown and producer par excellence Take Fizzle that he got his due recognition.

The trio has an impressive catalogue already with Take Fizzle who doubles as producer and DJ.

The "Student of the Game" by Tehn Diamond whose real name is Tendai Nguni, was largely a project which aimed at launching his career abroad but when he returned home, he knew he had to blend with the Zimbabwean groove.

When he teamed up with Junior Brown, they became a formidable force and their combination was simply out of the ordinary.

Junior Brown's single "Madrinks" also did rounds on the club circuit as well as on radio stations. However, the two rappers are yet to learn a thing or two about humility. Once they do that they are set to go far in music.

According to Kudzai Matondo a.k.a. Dee Nosh, the planned gig is set to reaffirm the club's committment to promoting local talent.

We just a had a successful show with Winky D and other club DJs and we are hoping that the stakes are high this time with Junior Brown and Tehn Diamond alongside Roki.

The reason for bringing these youngsters is because we believe in what they are doing and we want to support them to reach greater heights, he said.

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