After listening to the wishes of his fans to record a full-length project, Czech Republic based all-rounder artiste Mamozi, real name Roben Mlauzi, has revealed that his much-anticipated album titled Gijima will be released on 30 May.
To make sure his project is solidified, Mamozi worked with various, both big artistes and upcoming creatives on his eight-track project so that it can have an appeal on different generations.
He closely worked with the arts ancestor Vusa Mkhaya, Blessings Nqoe Nkomo, Mthabisi Moyo, Michael Martinec and the globetrotting female artiste Nkwali.
Without disclosing the young artiste, he worked with so as avoid spoiling the surprise, Mamozi who is a former Iyasa front-line dancer, only mentioned female reggae sensation Mandie Mae as one of the youngsters he worked with.
“After releasing a couple of singles including Wongo and Ingoma featuring Futurelove, close friends and fans tipped me to work on more projects and it emerged that I had to work on a full-length album so as to honour their wishes.
“After spending over a year in studio working with different minds both mature and young, I am proud to reveal that the album Gijima is ready to hit the market as it will be officially available on all music stores as of 30 May.
“I worked with some young artistes including Mandie Mae, I can’t mention all of them because I want to treat them as a surprise. The album is a mixture of various genres from cultural music and Afro-Pop,” said Mamozi.
Plans of an international tour are on the cards as Mamozi said he wanted to reach all his fans wherever they are.
“As a creative, I realised that reaching where your fans are is an important aspect as it connects you with them musically and spiritually. Therefore, after the album is released, I will have tours in Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany and in other European countries.
“Hopefully, later this year in December, I will tour the rest of Zimbabwe,” said the dreadlocked Mamozi.
The name Mamozi is derived from three countries which connects with the artiste’s roots.
MA -stands for Malawi where his father comes from, MO-represents Mozambique where his mother is from and ZI- stands for Zimbabwe where Mamozi was born and raised.