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PHENOMENAL rapper King 98 on Monday night cemented his ‘bromance’ with visiting Nigerian producer Speroach Beatzz after hosting his 31st birthday in Borrowdale.
Speroach Beatzz, who has been in the country for over a week working on the 22-year-old’s forth-coming project, said he was humbled to celebrate his birthday in the capital.
Addressing journalists on the sidelines of the birth bash, Speroach saluted Africa for embracing him.
“Today (Monday) I am celebrating my 31st birthday and I would like to give a big shout out to Africa for the support they have been giving me.
“My birthday message to upcoming artistes is that they should keep doing what they are doing, it will only get better with time,” he said.
The affable producer said he has been celebrating his birthday differently over the years.
“Some birthdays ago I was not SperoachBeatz I was just a random normal human being and thanks to God I kept working and today I am here.
“I am a very lit person and I usually celebrate my birthday differently, I would have turned up.
“I met these people in Nigeria and they are my very good friends so they decided to invite me here to help me celebrate my birthday,” he said.
Speroach, who has worked with some of the continent’s music stalwarts like Davido, said he was also humbled by the hospitality he received ever since he touched down at Robert Gabriel International Airport.
“I like Zimbabwe, it is calm, it has very good weather and it is a very beautiful place.
“I also like how they make sadza, it tastes nice.
“I have been in Zimbabwe for almost two weeks now,” he said.
On his working relationship with the Kachiri hit-maker, Speroach said:
“So far it has been fun working with King 98.
“He is very talented and will do well in the music industry.
“He will do great out of Africa for a couple of years.
“For the fact that ever since I have been in Zimbabwe we have been recording every day.
“From the first day of work till the last day of work it there has been so much improvement.
“Since I came we have managed to record eleven tracks in seven days with King 98.”
Speroach who is on demand in Nigeria and West Africa owing to his creative edge, urged King 98 and the upcoming rappers to have faith in their talents.
“Keep praying and believing that one day as long as you are giving it your all, people are watching and listening it will work out.”
On his expectations on King 98’s forth-coming album, Speroach added:
“Yes, as a Nigerian-African producer I only do what we sell in the African-Nigerian industry.
“So, I am very sure that King 98 will surely make wave in Africa and at least we touched all genres, amapiano, hip-hop, afro-beat, rnb dancehall and also reggae.”
He also opened up on his passion for music production and upbringing.
“SperoachBeatz is just a guy from Nigeria who loves making music, I make music every day.
“I think I have produced for most of the best artistes in Nigeria.
“I started working on music professionally in 2013,” he said.
Speraoch Beatzz’s visit comes at a time when King 98 is making great strides to conquer Africa.
The award-winning rapper has since made a giant step towards penetrating East Africa after he featured Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platnumz on his song Kachiri which has an accompanying video.
He recently toured the East African country for a media tour where he also shared the stage with Diamond.
Prior to this production, King 98 also collaborated with Nigerian star Davido and Zlatan.
Closer home in South Africa, he has been working with Nasty C whom he descrived as a brother.
King 98 and Nasty C are good buddies both on and off the stage as the pair once toured South Africa during the Ivyson Tour help in memory of the late South African rapper’s mother.
The last leg of the tour was held in the capital where local acts had an opportunity to exchange notes with some of the countries finest.