Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
CHEGUTU-BASED musician Obert Chari says he would not lose sleep over critics branding him a one-hit wonder.
The Mebo hit-marker, who has just released his third album titled Ubuntu, said he would always respect fans’ views and continue working hard.
He says he decided to keep quiet and not to respond to the claims because his duty is to sing
“I have heard people calling me a one-hit wonder and it really challenged me to continue working hard since I wanted to prove a point.
“However, I realised that it is this kind of feedback which can make us innovative and creative as artistes because fans are the consumers of what we sing and they deserve respect.
Chari during a performance
“I decided to keep quiet and not to respond to the claims because my duty is to sing.
“To ensure I fulfill this, I released my third album titled Ubuntu on Monday which I hope has been embraced by fans judging by the positive comments I get on Youtube, church and in streets,” he said.
The 33-year-old conceded that when he released the song Mebo off his second album Mariyambutsa, he was still raw and a greenhorn.
“I do accept that when we released that album with the song Mebo, I we were still miles behind in terms of choreography.
“I have worked on choreography for the greater part of lockdown so that we give fans something refreshing.
“Fans will see our new dance moves when we release our videos and I hope they will appeal to many fans out there,” he said.
Buoyed by the success of the song Mebo, Chari said he was now determined to serve the down trodden, non-believers and Christians.
“The love and criticism that I receive from fans and critics, I feel humbled because I have touched hearts of many with my music.
“My music was played in pubs, homes, parties and churches which encourages me to really think outside the box and work hard,” he added.