Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
YOUTHFUL crooner Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora is on cloud nine after releasing his fourth album featuring Jamaican reggae stalwart Glen Washington and Jah Prayzah.
Aptly named Manera, which can be loosely translated to ladder, the Norton bred singer nailed it in the two song he featured Jamaican’s finest and our own Jah Prayzah.
Washington featured on the song Drinks on Me while Jah Prayzah combined forces with Mbeu on the song Temera.
Other songs which make the album complete comprise Chengaose, Manera, Ndabvuma, Pfumo Richauya, I Don’t Know and Bira.
He engaged the services of three finest producers namely Cymplex, G-Fingers and Rodney Beatz.
However, it should be mentioned that his two collaborations featuring Jah Prayzah and Glen Washington have since been endorsed by his fans as a triumph, hours after its release.
“I linked with Glen Washington via Instagram and we have been exchanging files via emails to ensure that we record something.
“I will be glad to meet him in person and of course to hold a show together if all go according to plan.
“Glen Washington is no doubt an icon and legend that I have been longing to work with,” he said.
He also praised Jah Prayzah for believing in his talent which led to the pair doing a collabo together.
“Jah Prayzah is a youth icon who is willing to assist others who want to go far.
“In my case, it was easy collaborating with him and I really enjoyed the whole experience in the studio.
“We had time to laugh, become serious and just talk about music as brothers.
“I have also learnt to work hard and I will continue doing my best as an artiste,” he said.
Mbeu said he was now focusing on visuals after releasing audios now available on his social media handles.
“We will be releasing music videos very soon; I will keep my fans posted after finalising the production.
“We are really focusing on new stuff such as videos which have become a priority nowadays,” he added.
Besides Manera, Mbeu boasts of three other polished albums namely Hatizvimiriri, Hatikendenge and Mhodzi Diaries.
Toured as the brightest Pakare Paye Arts Centre’s brightest student, Mbeu honed his skills under the great tutelage of the late Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi.
Sadly, Tuku died on January 23 2019 after suffering from diabetes.
He left a number of mentees who are doing well among them Mbeu, Munya Mataruse among others.