VICTORIA FALLS-based up and coming artiste Andrea The Vocalist is on the right path of reaching his full potential in the music scene as everything the 13-year-old touches turns to pure gold.
On 23 September, Andrea, whom many can attest he has an angelic voice, dropped his much-anticipated visuals of Uhambo.
In the song he teamed up with South African platinum selling artist Aubrey Qwana.
The song which was produced by Juizee SA and mixed and mastered by Robby 404, had its video shot and directed by Tools Films, a company which has worked with the likes of the famous duo of Master KG and Makhadzi.
It was a first graphics project for Andrea but the lad showed charisma and a bold character as he did justice and handled the video recording like a seasoned music professional.
The song was sitting on 145 000 views on YouTube, in just a week after its release.
The storyline of the visuals metaphorically takes one on a journey of surrender, as the main character takes his own life after failing to deal with life obstacles, leaving his family in despair.
Initially, the video was supposed to be short in Zimbabwe but the idea hit a hard rock as the over-booked Aubrey Qwana had a tight schedule to travel to Zimbabwe, leading to the project being shot in Mzansi.
Tendai Joe who is Andrea The Vocalist’s manager said, despite facing difficulties, they worked hard to finally package the video which has since charmed many.
“The video shoot was challenging. We wanted Aubrey to come to Zimbabwe, so that we capture a tourism product embedded in the visuals. But we couldn’t get any corporate buy-in.
“Also shooting the video in South Africa was also challenging because everything had to be done within a short space of time. The script was done in less than five days. Coordinating with Aubrey was also a challenge because he had gigs to attend to. But we managed to compress and do everything during the short trip.
“The video was shot in two days, in Mamelodi and at the National Botanical Gardens near Silverton, Pretoria. Much of the shoot was done at one residence, which made it easier,” said Tendai Joe.
The manager hailed businessman Tinashe Mutarisi for making Andrea’s dream come to fruition.
“Tinashe Mutarisi financed the video shoot. We really appreciate his intervention, because without him it was never going to be easy. We needed to pay for location, actors and food on top of production fees, that on its own was hard.
“But because we had good people like Mutarisi backing us, we made it work and we pray that we get more people who are able and willing to support our local artists to realise their dreams,” said Tendai Joe.