Bhekumuzi Ncube, Sunday Life Reporter
A NEW face in the music industry Peacemore ‘‘Chipman’’ Chitopo has released a dancehall single named after the famous phrase Asifuni Bumbulu.
Chipman said he chose the title Asifuni bumbulu because the phrase was making waves across Bulawayo and dedicated the song to Highlanders Football Club fans.
“The trending slogan Asifuni bumbulu among Highlanders supporters and Bulawayo residents who always chant the slogan when they are in disagreement with particular decisions inspired me to write Asifuni bumbulu track,” he said.
He added that he was also a Highlanders fan, thus it was a pleasure penning a song about Asifuni bumbulu that will keep the memory for generations to come.
The video of the song is set to be shot in August if the Highlanders board gives Chipman the green light to shoot some of the scenes of the video at Barbourfields Stadium.
“I have plans to meet the Bosso executive committee to grant me permission to shoot the Asifuni bumbulu video. The scenes of the video will be shot before or after a scheduled match has been played. Other scenes of the video will be shot around former Vice-President Joshua Nkomo’s statue,” said Chipman.
The potential superstar said he was humbled by the fans that were already behind him, and giving him the courage to release more singles.
“I’m filled with gratitude towards Tynash Chipembere who recorded and produced Asifuni bumbulu, and those who have supported me from day one. I wish the family of Bulawayo supports me to grow as an artiste,” said Chipman.
Chipman said he was facing financial challenges and was also aware of the economic difficulties the country was facing, but wished to have promoters that will organise shows for him.
“Despite the economic challenges Zimbabwe is facing, I sincerely hope to receive calls from event organisers so that I can profit from my music and gain popularity,” he added.
The Cowdray Park-based musician from the Taliban group said he had previously released a song in 2016 which was named after his idol Sandra Ndebele and fans should expect his next single in November and an album next year. Fans can buy Chipman’s CDs at the Skies Sports Wear Shop in the city centre.