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Ex-Kwazvose member goes solo

By Entertainment Reporter / Published on Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 15:45 PM / No Comments / 522 views

20 December 2016

Lokilo flanked by  Nicholas Zakaria and Alick Macheso
Lokilo flanked by Nicholas Zakaria and Alick Macheso

FORMER Extra Kwazvose instrumentalist Leonard Vhinyu – popularly known as Tito Lokilo – has gone solo.

The musician, who has worked with a number of musicians among them Gift Amuli, Sugar Sugar, Zakaria Zacharia and King Pharaoh, has since recorded his debut album titled Hapana Chisina Mavambo.

He is using the name Lokilone Chishona.

The six-track album, which carries tracks like “Ambuya”, “Kuhurukudza”, “Waiteta”, “Sandimapoto”,
“Kacheche”, “Kachiyadzwa” and “Ginatsi” and was recorded at KBN Studios, will be launched at Jazz 24/7.

It features dendera star Suluman Chimbetu.

Speaking to H-Metro ahead of the launch Lokilo said he is delighted that he has finally recorded his own project.

“This is a great achievement to me as far as music is concerned. I have been into music for so long and having my own album has always been a dream,’ he said.

“My interest in music started when I was staying at Alick Macheso’s home in Dema. He (Macheso) also helped me a lot and now I can play a number of instruments.

“On Tuesday (tonight) I will be launching my debut album and it shows that I am ready for the challenge,” he said.

Lokilo is not new to music having worked with a number of musicians.

“I once worked with Zaka Zaka, Sugar Sugar, Gift Amuli and Norman Tapambwa before the formation of Extra Kwazvose.

“So after the squabbles that rocked Kwazvose, I remained with Franco Slomo but later decided to go solo,” he said.

He added: “The album features Sulu Chimbetu and I am so happy that he accepted to be part of the album.

“He (Sulu) is a big artiste and that will help me penetrate that market as well.”

Lokilo is currently being managed by former Extra Kwazvose manager Darlington Chipanera.