BULAWAYO-based upcoming artistes are ready to show the world they have what it takes to top the billboard charts as they take part in Nigeria’s MR Eazi’s #emPawa100 project.
Artistes from all around Africa will be competing to be in Mr Eazi’s Top One hundred promising artistes.
According to the Leg Over hit maker, emerging artistes will have to record a 30- second long musical video then post it on Instagram with the caption #emPawa100 then tag the @emPawafrica page.
After submissions, Mr Eazi and other industry experts will select their top one hundred entries who will receive $3 000 each that will be used to produce a music video.
For local artistes who are used to recording their music at lower prices such as $25 and going up to $80 for their videos, $3 000 will be a great fortune if selected as winners. Ashley Mupfuriri known in his small circle as “Missile” an upcoming artiste aims to steal the shine from all young artistes across the nation and continent at large.
“It’s a tough competition but I have braced myself for it and have done several videos, I will ask my friends and family to help me choose the best video that I will use for the competition,” said Missile.
Even those who seem to be already doing well in their musical careers will not let the challenge pass by under their nose.
Mzoe 7 sees this challenge as a great opportunity for him to shine at continental level.
“This is an opportunity for me to take my career to the next level and I will not let it slip through while I watch, I’m giving it my best,” Mzoe7 said.
Asaph who has been making giant strides sharing stages with some of the top artistes in Zimbabwe and some from South Africa thinks the shine he already has isn’t enough and feels this challenge can be a stepping stone for him to get to where he dreams of getting.
“Success is never enough, I am not yet at the level that I want to be, so I will be grabbing each and every opportunity that comes my way, this is a chance for me to prove that I am the Mambo,” said the muso.
However, some artistes feel they are already big enough to join the challenge, so they will leave the stage to the young ones who are still trying to find their feet in the cut-throat industry.
The Luveve Boy Cal_Vin thinks this programme is not meant for him so he won’t give it a try regardless of the fact that the offer is appealing.
“This one is not meant for me so I will let it pass, the offer is tempting but I just think it’s not wise for me to go into it,” said Cal_Vin.