Bhekumuzi Ncube, Sunday Life Reporter
AFTER effectively hosting season two of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation television show called Star Maker last year, Mzobanzi “Mzoe7” Mlauzi seems to be successfully charming television audiences as he has landed another TV show hosting role.
Titled Dance Vault, the show captures all types of dances found in Zimbabwe and is aired every Monday at 6pm. The first episode of the show premiered last week. Mzoe7 thanked the state owned company for trusting in his abilities as a TV host and vowed to make his employers proud.
“It’s an honour to work for my country not only as a musician but as a TV personality as well. It’s a dream come true to be working with the ZBC team and I’m determined to deliver my best in the show. I also thank God for walking with me in my downfalls. He is the reason I’m happy today,” he said.
However, the same luck that has seen Dola bag hit maker being given the opportunity to host another TV show has not fallen him in music circles.
Mzoe7 has released hit after hit but is yet to win an award. He has been nominated in many music awards but has still walked away empty handed.
Mzoe7 started being a nominee in 2015 when he was nominated for the song of the year gong for his hit I cry too. This was followed by last year’s successful Bulawayo Arts Awards in which he was also nominated for song of the year award for the hit Ingoma with Sandra Ndebele. He was also nominated for Best Male Artiste award on the same awards in which he was eventually beaten by hip hop star, Cal_Vin.
Many people believed that the Vuzu hit maker who was nominated for four categories namely Song of the Year gong for Ingoma hit, best collaborated song, Best Dance Song for KwasaKwasa track and best Metro song would finally leave the renowned City Hall Venue victorious in last year’s Skyz Metro FM Awards.
However, that was not the case as history repeated itself when Mzoe7 yet again witnessed his rivals bag awards while sitting as a mere member of the audience. The Babes Wemonthend hit maker said despite failing to scoop any gongs he was determined to continue sharing his music to the world.
“I can’t be mad each time I fail to win. This simply means I didn’t do better than my colleagues. This actually motivates me to work extra hard. You learn more from losing than winning. You learn how to keep going and remain optimistic that the day of winning will arrive. Being a nominee is not a sign of failure but shows that I’m among Bulawayo’s top stars that are contributing immensely in the development of music,” he said.-@NcubeBhekumuzi