The Sunday Mail
IT is game on in the Zim dancehall circles as top chanters battle for supremacy.
On August 9th, Soul Jah Love, real name Soul Musaka, deliveres “Zviri Pandiri Zvihombe”, a 20-track album.
Freeman, born Emegy Sylvester Chizanga, counter drops his own body of work on August 24th.
He is being backed by Nash Paints, one of the biggest sponsors in showbiz.
Echoes of the Zim dancehall doctor’s music never fade away, with his ninth 10-track studio album “Gango” fully backed and ready to be offloaded.
Freeman is one of Zim dancehall pioneers and has remained consistent over the years.
His last 12-track effort, “Mukuru Wekambani”, is still receiving favourable airplay.
The “Joiner City” chanter’s new project, which comes with a different touch, is expected to elevate the singer to a new high.
It will probably see Freeman making a bold statement in the battle against peers Killer T, Enzo Ishall, Jah Signal and Soul Jah Love.
However, “Gango” is not a pure Zim dancehall product. Just like in the past, the “Wekwedu” hit-maker has mixed different genres, themes and sounds on the album.
Several producers worked on the album.
Upcoming artiste Black Warrior, who was recently signed in to the Dangerzone family, had a chance to showcase his vocal and lyrical prowess on the album. Black Warrior previously collaborated with Freeman on the hit-song “Musiye”.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Freeman explained the composition of “Gango”.
“This album will cater for different tastes. I sing in my native language and hope to make a mark that way. This is how other artistes in the region have succeeded. The album is a total package and has a number of interesting surprises,” he said.
The dancehall doctor rose to fame with his 2011 chart-topping hit “Joiner City”. He further cemented his position on the dancehall ladder with the 2018 hit “Wekwedu”.
Soul Jah Love, Tocky Vibes, Guspy Warrior and Sniper are among a plethora of Zim dancehall chanters who are expected to grace the launch of Freeman’s album.