Fate brought them together!
Bulawayo’s AmaPiano group AboJimJuice are new kids on the block who want to take over the local music scene with their new sound of the yanos.
The group comprises Marvelous Da DJ from Cowdray Park who is the producer and the Lobengula duo of Stormza who specialises in sound engineering and Donecan Dadoo who is the group’s song writer and vocalist.
The three-member group were working as individuals pushing solo careers. However, at some point, they decided to combine their strengths to form one solid AboJimJuice in 2020.
They have managed to produce an Extended Play titled Izigigaba within a space of a year after formation.
The EP has notable “potential” hits like Istoko, Nompakisho, John Vuligate reply which features another AmaPiano kid on the rise Bae_Ngar.
Their popular song titled Caravela introduced them in the game and it’s enjoyed massive airplay on local radio stations Skyz Metro FM, Khulumani FM, Star FM and Mzansi’s Jozi and Metro FM.
As they want to penetrate the Southern African market, they have since been signed under Melissa and Vee artistes’ management company.
The company is based in South Africa and it was formed by Bulawayo girl Melissa Laung who is also behind Bulawayo Zim Dancehall star MaNine.
Laung narrates how AboJimJuice discovered each other.
“The boys met on social media during the lockdown. They are all talented in different ways and they decided to form the group after they had noted that if they combine their effort, something unique would come out of them.
“One day, Marvelous Da DJ created an instrumental for Donecan Dadoo from the blue and the hit Caravela was created with Stormza chipping in on capturing and mastering the vocals.
“Since then, they started working together and they named themselves AboJimJuice. The rest is history,” said Laung.
To maintain their name in the dog-eat-dog industry, AboJimJuice recently shot a music video for Caravela, and they are not planning to stop anytime soon.
Laung said the group was set to do a number of collaborations with Mzansi artistes, with the songs to be recorded virtually.
“After joining our management, the group has managed to release two singles Shandapha and I Don’t Know featuring Noma.