If cancer which feeds on our weak cells , finds a weakness and begins to eat away, then hopefully , somewhere within our bodies too there are certainly cells which fight and reject the deformity as well.
No matter the circumstances, there has to be a way somewhere, somehow which permits you to write your own stanza – saying it in your own way .
What is needed is a complete erasure of that space which breeds self-doubt because a mere entertainment of it will turn one into a captive.
This is an epitome of a young kid rising in the block of music.
He resides in the western suburbs of Harare, a busy area and obviously one of the oldest cities in Harare. The city is undoubtedly now overpopulated and also known for harboring thieves, prostitutes, drug dealers notably marijuana gamblers .
Mufakose is known for such rot, but it is in this place that promising talents are blooming arrayed with glitz thus overshadowing the rot.
The youngster who is rising up neither thought of himself as vulnerable nor disadvantaged but only as an achiever. What puzzles me is his confidence . Philosophically I believe he’s an optimist who sees opportunities in a wrecked, disavantaged situation.
Tawanda Innocent Christmas
Tracing down his history, no sane person could listen to him narrating his melancholic ordeal without shedding tears.
Tawanda Innocent Christmas whose parents died when he was still young, is the second born in a family of three boys . He was raised by his grandmother , but sadly, she couldn’t live long enough to see ” Tazee-Jonez ” as he is known in the music circles fulfilling his dream.
As a child, music played a huge part in his life .Surprisingly his taste of music conflicted significantly with that of pals in his hood. For those who know, the ghetto is well known for conceiving’Zim dancehall’ , but Tazee-Jones favored hip- hop and an introspection both on his presentation and dressing, stand as a testimony that surely this genre flows swiftly through his veins.
He began his career in 2006 doing ghetto street cyphers where music artists where battling it out in the street . Some have since ceased pursuing the career that is so daunting, but he has been struggling, undeterred by his disadvantages and is staying afloat in the wave of hardships.
Tazee-Jonez was mainly inspired by Timothy Katerere better known as DJ Timmy Bwoi in the music cycles, he is also a producer who owns a recording studio in Mufakose. Tendai Masango also known as Jnr T and Boss Spencer also played a great role in inspiring the youngster.
With a genuine smile Tawanda, could not hide why he chose to chase a different genre that is not well accustomed with ghetto youngsters like him, he always dream that one day his music will go beyond the boarders of Zimbabwe and earn a decent living from his career. He also envy Buffalo Soldier,who is also an offspring of Mufakose but now enjoying his high-profile music career and a lavish lifestyle in South Africa.
Tazee-Jonez had done a lot of collaborations and the songs are mainly influenced by ghetto blues ranging from where he began up to where he is now.
His first song is called Nhasi takunwa ft Goodkid, Soul ft Feel Dee and Goodkid, Handife ndaregedza ft Ray Gee, Mfombi is my hood ft Weezy tiffy, Trimagandanga ft Weezy tiffy, Hona ft Wizey 400, Boys rematimber ft Trap boy James, Same old, Can’t feel it ft Tracy and We up ft Pinky.
These 10 singles are a testimony to his hardwork, consistency and talent.
Like the old proverb say ” those who make it in life are the ones who move forward undaunted by hardships” the youngster surely deserves a chance if opportunity and any other help is to come along his way.
Tawanda is just an epitome of the youngsters who are rising in different ghettos, many have exceptional talents that are going unnoticed, only time will tell before the talent became so overwhelming and cannot be contained anymore.
Youngsters like himself often feel deterred by people who tell them chasing a music career is a waste of time, but truth be told- nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.