MAN on a mission!
Thata��s all that can be said about contemporary Bulawayo musician Japhet Mlauzi otherwise known as Hwabaraty in the music industry if ever the grind he is pushing in his musical career has to be considered.
Recently, Hwabaraty toured Harare where he was exposing his raw talent through shows so as to gain recognition nationwide, an adventure which he revealed garnered him fans in the northern part of the country.
He sampled songs from his latest 10-track offering titled Isilwane which is a fusion of Maskandi, Kwaito and Afro Soul. Hwabaraty also visited Jah Prayzah at his Military Touch Movement (MTM) stable, where the Kutonga Kwaro hitmaker had a listening session for Hwabaraty.
a�?When I met Jah Prayzah at his MTM studio in Harare he sampled my album and fell in love with my creativity. He said it was a unique underground sound he had never heard coming from Bulawayo.
a�?Despite that my career is still on the rise, he encouraged me to hang in there because every artiste starts from somewhere. In his case it was as a curtain raiser for other artistes,a�? said Hwabaraty.
Any lessons Hwabaraty learnt from Jah Prayzah?
a�?What I learnt the most from Prayzah is that he is a hustler who knows what he wants and goes for it, his MTM stable is one of the best music production houses in the country and the number of well-known artistes he has signed like DJ Tamuka, Ex Q, Tahle, is a sign that he also believes in giving other talent a chance.
a�?I also learnt that unlike Bulawayo artistes who dona��t support each other musically, Jah Prayzah is open for business as he said he is willing to work with more artistes especially from Bulawayo because their music is rich,a�? said Hwabaraty.