Zimbabwe: Chimurambi Douses Covid-19 With Music


Karoi-based fire fighter and Afro-jazz crooner Lovemore Chimurambi reckons music is a unifier needed in times of Covid-19 pandemic, which is ravaging the world.

The 46-year-old, who celebrated Africa Day in style following the success of his fifth album titled “Chimurambi”, hailed Kariba-based Nyaminyami FM listeners for embracing his music.

“I might be one of those artistes plying his trade in the back of beyond, but I feel happy with the success and response of my latest album titled ‘Chimurambi’, which means a big tree. With technology, my dream is to make it big in Africa and then conquer the world.

“What makes me happy is that the album has made an impact and I was targeting Africa Day (May 25) to start working on the visuals since I will be off from work. As a fire-fighter based at Karoi Town Council, I’m a busy man such that I sometimes rarely find time to do music.

“I’m glad that this year’s Africa Day has afforded me time to work on my new projects.”

Besides the success of his fifth album, his other projects — “Chakandiwana” released in 2010, “Ndozvinoita Upenyu” (2012), “Ndozviripo” (2015) and “Mbeu Yegehena” (2019) — have been endorsed by many in Mashonaland West province and beyond.

Asked how he was balancing his schedule, Chimurambi said: “I plan my programmes carefully and ensure that I meet my priorities as well.

“Firstly, I am a fire fighter, then a farmer and a musician, these are three schedules that I am managing well. It is my hope that I continue doing well in all the three areas I have chosen.”

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