Sungura artiste pushes hard, despite obstacles

Shingirirayi Mugodi

DZIVARESEKWA based sungura artiste Tichaona Feremenga says he is itching recognition.

In an interview with H-Metro, the 25-year-old said it is hard for him to get into the studio to record his works.

“The problem that I have been having ever since I started singing was getting enough studio time.

“As a new artiste in the industry funds are not there and I am finding it hard to record more  music.


“The other problem I am having is not getting promoters that can help me promote my work,” he said.

The Extra Simbi Dzebasa boss said that he always dreamt about being a musician but his parents could not accept it.

“I always wanted to sing growing up and I always played a guitar hoping to find a living through that when I grow up.

“At first my parents could not accept it when I decided to venture into singing as they viewed it as a waste of time.

“They have finally accepted it and have come to terms with it all,” Tichaona said.

He hinted that he started singing in 2018 under the shadow of another artiste.

“I started singing in 2017 alongside Josphat Somanje.

“I then started singing as a solo artist in 2018 and that is when I dropped my first single called Chichemo.

“Later again in 2018 I started working with the band that I am with right now called Extra Simbi Dzebasa,” he told H-Metro.

Tichaona and his band recently released a single.


“We have released a single called Zvirwere – Mwari wemasimba.

“It talks of the way we live now as compared to the way we used to long back.

“The way our ancestors used to live long back where they would appease the spirits for rain and it would rain but for us it is not working.

“The songs talks of how clear it is that our ancestors were more close to God than us,” said Tichaona.