Kumene aims higher
18 November 2016
SUNGURA musician, Lucky Kumene, is back in the studio working on his second album which he believes will make waves in showbiz.
Kumene, who is a mine engineer, told H-Metro that he is putting maximum effort on the yet to be named forth-coming project expected next month.
He is currently enjoying airplay with his debut album which carries the hit song, Poronki which is the title track, Diaspora and Zviwana Vanhu among others.
“We are back in the studio and we have set December 7 as the album release date at Dandaro Inn,” said Kumene.
“Despite the good response my current album is getting, I want to release as many music as I can since I am still beginning.
“My album is being played everywhere in Zimbabwe and even beyond borders. That is giving me the energy to work hard,” he said.
The forthcoming album is being recorded at Trutone Studios by veteran producer Jabulani Ndlovu and Kumene believes the former touch will help make it a success.
His intention is to make sungura an unrivaled genre in the country again.
“The album is being recorded at Trutone (Studios) by Jabuani Ndlovun and I am confident that his hand will make the project a huge success.
“As you know, sungura was once an unchallenged genre in the country. It defines our music as a country and that is what we want to be the talk after the release of our next album.
“I want to take sungura musician to where it belongs, to the top,” he said.
Asked if other sungura musicians have failed he said, “There are doing a good job but I just want to put my input and above all music is all about entertaining, informing and educating people.”
On what inspired him into music, he said “I have always admired the music of the late Leonard Dembo.
When Dembo died, I started following Tongai Moyo and that love for music has pushed me to try it and it worked. That is the reason I have a song dedicated to Tongai.”
Kumene has since begun holding live shows.