Bbi Masia, Entertainment Reporter
Murewa bred jiti singer Ellio Chafex has praised Jah Prayzah for putting their home area on the world map by promoting traditional music.
His utterances comes after he released a video to the song Belinda, which has a fast paced beat and starring waist-wriggling dancers mimicking jiti dancers in rural areas.
Although he did not work with Jah Prayzah in his career, he said he was learning from the crooner.
“I have just released this new video titled Belinda and I can safely say I was inspired by Jah Prayzah since we come from the same area.
“If you remember well, Jah Prayzah has put Murewa on the world map and I am not ashamed to copy from the best.
“In the video, I found dancers who can mimic jiti dancers and the concept came out well,” he said.
Born Elliot Chifanza 28 years ago, the Chitungwiza based singer has managed to record one album to date titled Changamire.
It is the same album which carries the song Belinda which has a new video.
He has worked with a number of producers and studio in Chitungwiza where he resides.
Chafex said he was now working on a new album due for release before year end.
“We have been affected by the coronavirus but we can’t afford to lie idle since we don’t know when it will end.
“As such, we are doing our best to remain relevant and will take all the precautions required so that we fight the pandemic.
“Music wise, we will continue writing new songs to ensure we remain relevant,” he added.