Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
TWENTY-YEAR-OLD Music Crossroads Zimbabwe graduate, Trevor Nhapi, says he will ‘touch the sky’ if he meets his role model, Ashton “Mbeu” Nyahora.
The multitalented instrumentalist said it has always been his wish to meet the former Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi mentee and Pakare Paye’s brightest student.
Trevor, who fuses Afro-fusion with funky music elements, said Mbeu’s rise to acclaim was a clear testimony of hard work, passion and the right mentorship.
“It’s not a secret that Mbeu is my inspiration considering how he rose to prominence from humble beginnings.
“Mbeu is someone who has come up with a unique sound which he now identifies with even though many would have assumed he would sound just like Tuku.
“I like the guy and I will literally ‘touch the skies’ once I meet him in person and exchange notes with him,” said the Glen View bred singer who is steadily assembling his band.
Armed with a singles’ collection to his credit and a number two hottest singles – Uri Mhodzi and Munhu-Munhu – Trevor said he was geared to navigate the showbiz route to acclaim.
“After graduating from Music Crossroads Academy where I was enrolled for two years, I think it’s now time that I assemble my own empire and build a name for myself.
“To date, I have released a singles collection which carried six tracks namely Ndiwe, Chenjera, Tenzi Mwari and I’m Not Your Type.
“There are two more singles – Uri Mhodzi and Munhu-Munhu – which make this compilation album complete,” he said.
Trevor, who is comfortable on the acoustic, bass and lead guitars, he was willing to learn more instruments.
“I’m ready to learn other instruments and it has always been my wish to follow my wish.
“At the moment I’m concentrating on building my group which is now a trio even though we have plans to become a quartet or quintet depending on the appeal of our brand.
“With the support I am getting from my sponsor and uncle Oscar Nhapi and of course my mother Fiasco Gwenhamo, I will surely make it to the top,” he added.