Cynthia Marovhu, Entertainment Reporter
MUSICIAN Thrive Maramba says his encounter with the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi at Pakare Paye Studios will forever remain engraved in his mind.
The 29-year-old crooner, who rose to prominence with the song Tapinda Tapinda, said he feels blessed to have rubbed shoulders with the departed national hero and music icon.
“In 2017, I got the privilege of working with the late Dr Oliver Mtukudzi.
“I composed the theme song for the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe on their 40 years of Automous Mission conference called Tapinda Tapinda.
“The song which I composed is available on SoundCloud, we recorded it at Pakare Paye and performed the track at the National Sports Stadium,” he said.
He also opened up to H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle how his musical journey started.
“I have been singing and writing songs since 2015 and then song production started in the year in 2019”
“Currently, I do jingles, wedding performances, memorial services and also entertainment for corporate events.
” I have done jingles for Mambo’s Chicken and I have also done more work for the Zimbabwe Council of Churches along the way.
“I also play acoustic and percussion instruments,” said Maramba.
Meanwhile, Maramba said he was also looking forward towards seeing his Kilei Music Brand grow.
“If there’s anything we’ve learnt and are still learning is to adapt to the current situation.
“We are working on releasing albums and singles starting this year and the one to look out for is Munozvikwanisa produced by A.D Production.
“We also hope to have our own production workplace and I see KileiMusic growing and having a huge impact on our society and our region as a whole,” added the versatile singer.