The Sunday Mail
TREVOR Dongo’s latest video for the single “Mutsamvi”, which features Jah “JP” Prayzah, has won the hearts of many music enthusiasts.
The track may not be your typical party song, but it has all the necessary components to make it one of the best modern songs.
Both singers are vocally gifted and have great composing skills.
The well-crafted video is currently trending on various social media platforms. In fact, the visuals have breathed fresh life into the track, which was released late last year.
Mutsamvi is an indigenous tree that is known to have medicinal properties, and also provides shade.
Dongo, who is better known as Trevor D, penned the song following the death of his grandmother.
“I recorded this song following the death of my grandmother.
‘‘She was the pillar of my strength, a place of rest when I was weary,” Dongo said.
For the urban grooves artiste, recording the song proved to be an uphill task.
“I had a very big challenge. I struggled to hold back tears during recording. It was an emotionally charged moment,” he said.
The “Ndashamisika” hitmaker said he enjoyed working with Jah Prayzah.
“I created the skeleton of the song with my producer MacDee. We wrote the verse, chorus and intro, then sent them to Jah Prayzah.
“Within a few minutes, I got a message from him, saying, ‘This is it!’ ‘Let’s do it’,” Dongo recalled.
Due to Jah Prayzah’s busy schedule, the duo had to record the song early the next morning. That was just before Jah Prayzah caught a flight for a show.
In an interview, Jah Prayzah said he enjoyed working with Trevor D.
“Trevor is a long-time friend. It was an honour and an exciting moment for me to work with him and produce this banger,” said JP.
Meanwhile, the “Ticheneke” singer has not ruled out the possibility of him releasing a new track this year.
He notes there are still a number of days before the year ends.
“You can never really predict the future. A lot of things can happen,” Jah Prayzah, who has done collaborations with South African musician Makhadzi and Baba Harare on “Dzima” and “Haubvire” respectively, said.