Latwell Nyangu, H-Metro Reporter
Songstress Cheryl “CheReal” Chigodora has attracted the interest of international radio disc jockeys through her track Legends.
The dancehall track, which was released on Saturday last week, is already being featured on dancehall playlists in Jamaica, Canada and the United Kingdom among other countries.
“Legends, is my third release and it’s a dancehall track accurately titled as it pays homepage to the different dancehall icons from both old school and new school dancehall.
“I started singing in March this year and I have rubbed shoulders with international artistes like General Degree whom I mentioned in the track.
“Legends is a prominent feature on dancehall DJ playlists on radio channels in Jamaica, Canada, the United Kingdom and the song will have visuals soon,” she said.
The South Africa based chanter said the visuals are a combination of stage performance clips from different artistes.
“My music will honour Zimbabwean heritage, with the visuals by including short clips of artists like Jah Prayzah and Winky Dee among other artistes.
“I am just getting started as I anticipate great things and to put Zimbabwe on the map and to prove that we can make a global impact.
“My music is a mix of multiple genres as you can sense the reggae roots which influences most of my tracks.
“I also have an Amapiano track on my playlist.”
CheReal grew up in Marondera before moving to Harare as a teenager.
She attributes her love for dancehall to her roots in Zimbabwe.
As an adult after completing studies at University at Africa University, she relocated to South Africa where she is now permanently based.
She is an advocate for developing Africa and for shifting the African narrative.
To this effect, she has founded the VhukaAfrikaChallenge, a network for uplifting African entrepreneurs, artistes and many others to rise to international standards and redirect the story of Africa.