ZIM dancehall is in safe hands.
HKD boss Freeman is one of the torch-bearers.
The Zim dancehall stalwart has come of age.
It’s hard to believe it was the same Freeman who used to play backtracks during live shows lip-syncing.
He has demonstrated that with proper investment, one can make it to the stars.
This was evident on Saturday when he unveiled his 13th album named Trophy at Alex Sports Club.
The investment he put together in assembling the group, which resembled an Orchestra, shows that the youth icon is serious in this game.
Taking a leaf from the late South African reggae icon Lucky Dube, Freeman has invested in his stagecraft.
The only challenge now is for continuity.
However, he nailed it on this big occasion when all the eyes were on him.
“I would love to have this set-up wherever I perform but I don’t have adequate resources,” says Feeman.
“However, I will continue with the set-up here and there to ensure that I bond with these guys.
“As you know, some of these guys live, eat, and dream music. I can’t afford to let them down.
“I will do my best for them to ensure that we grow together.”
Freeman has never stopped combining the forces with the best.
Last year, around this time, he collaborated with Jamaican reggae star Chris Martin and the outcome was epic.
This time around, he has done something with Jah Prayzah.
“Having the backing of Jah Prayzah, Feli Nandi and other stars shows that we are moving in the right direction.
“As an industry, we have been yearning for this over the years.”
Freeman is no doubt a torch-bear in this genre.
It was indeed his great night.
He has the talent, age and passion to ensure that he makes it to the stars.