5 February 2019
SONG-OF-THE-YEAR winner at the inaugural Star FM awards, Jah Signal, says his will spend his prize money wisely.
The Swaa-h Family boss, who pocked US$2000 plus R10000 trip for two to Cape Town, South Africa, says he will use the money for his housing project.
“The money will definitely go towards construction of my house that I intend to start building soon once all is order
“To be honest I am super excited after winning, it was a tight race considering all the nominated songs. I’m very grateful,” he said.
- STAR FM TRIUMPH
The 23-year praised Star FM for giving Zim dancehall artistes a platform to express their talent.
“Star FM had done a great job by affording us the opportunity, a platform to showcase our talent that is helping us feed our families.
“Without their support, it would have been hard for us to push our music,” he said.
Unlike some ill-informed chanters who believe awards should come with monetary rewards, Jah Signal has his this to say:
“Well, awards are not really about money but merit. We have been nominated in some awards that we won and didn’t get any money and we never felt bad about it.
“’What’s important is the recognition that’s worth being celebrated.”
Asked how he was going to celebrate his award, he explained:
“I will be hosting a thank you bash at a local club in Harare and will also showcase some of the new talent that we have brought into our SWAAH FAMILY camp
“We have also lined up another energetic and electrifying performance in Mutare at Club 263.
“We do promise an act they have never seen before and they have to be at club for them to experience and feel it.
“Official celebrations are being discussed as we speak and once the venue and date are ready we will make an announcement but it’s soon.”’
- WAY FORWARD
Despite winning big at the awards, Jah Signal’s camp said they will not rest on their laurels.
“We will keep on doing music that’s good for the heart and soul as well as music that’s accepted by all ages, as well as music accepted by those here at home and abroad.
“To ensure we maintain the momentum, we have a lot of exciting tracks that we have done as well as videos which we will be releasing is phases as to keep the momentum going.
“’We also like to give our fans time to digest our music hence the need not to flood them with it at the same time.””
The energetic chanter insists he will unveil a live band.
“Well this is a work in progress and I feel we still need more time to polish up our act and once I feel we are good to go will definitely let you know that we are ready.
We also wish to thank all the sponsors,” he said.
Meanwhile, Jah Signal’s handlers said the youngster has lined up a series of show this weekend.
After the Club 263 affair on Friday, the Kuwadzana bred chanter will make another stop-over at Club Weraz, Marondera this Saturday.
On Sunday, he will then round-off the tour at Motor Action Sports Club on Sunday.
H-Metro is informed that all the gigs are empowered by Tin Mac Foundation, Boss Mike Chimombe, Boss Weraz ,Boss Spencer and Chembere Good.
With the Valentine’s week beckoning, Jah Signal is set join his Joburg and Durban fans.
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