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My relationship with Olinda is real: Tytan

By Dakarai Mashava 

Until he collaborated with songbird Ammara Brown on the monster hit Mukoko last year, Tytan was an unknown rapper.

Tytan and Olinda

Mukoko, which has attracted almost two million hits on YouTube, made him an overnight sensation. His popularity went several notches up this year when he sensationally started dating socialite Olinda Chapel who had just divorced Zim Hip-Hop star Stunner amid claims of cheating.

Daily News on Sunday’s Entertainment Editor Dakarai Mashava recently spoke to Tytan on his arts career and his controversial relationship with Olinda.

Q: In a nutshell who is Tytan?

A: I am a musician, creative designer and entrepreneur.

Q: Is it true to say Mukoko transformed you from a fairly unknown artiste into an overnight national star?

A: It is quite true to say that. It really catapulted me into stardom and it was a great introduction for me into the music industry as a musician.

Q: Can you confirm that Ammara tried to buy Mukoko from you after it became a national hit? Are you still on good terms with Ammara?

A: No, she didn’t try to buy it from me, that is false. Yes, we are on good terms.

Q: How many songs and albums have you released?

A: I have released one album; 15 songs in total inclusive of the album tracks.

Q:  Of the 15 songs, which one is your biggest hit?

A: My biggest still is Mukoko. That is a monster that doesn’t seem to go away.

Q: You collaborated with many artistes who include Bryan K and Adrian TATE. Which song would you rate as your best collaboration?

A: My best collaboration has been with Ammara Brown and that is Mukoko.

Q: How is your EP Tytan faring on the market? Do you think this project will spawn a hit bigger than Mukoko?

A: My EP is faring quite well. We have generated a lot of sales worldwide and locally. Songs on the EP have been received with open arms like the song Bho and Penge Penge, not sure if they will eventually turn out be bigger than Mukoko.

Q: What can we expect from you going forward on the music front?

A: Expect more collaborations, that’s the stage I am getting into as far as my music is concerned.

Q: At one time you were the manager of Cynthia Mare and Donald Kanyuchi? Is this still the case?

A: No, it isn’t the case anymore. My tenure with them ended when I decided to pursue my career as a musician.

Q: At one time you were running a production house, is it still operational? What is this production house all about?

A: No I am not doing that anymore. The production house I headed was called ABRA (African Bred Recording Artists). It housed professionals involved in music production. The founder of the organisation is United Kingdom-based Tawanda Sibotshiwe, popularly known as Jusa Dementor.

Q: In a previous interview you said you were the head of RIZE (Revolutionary Independent Zimbabwean Entrepreneurs) in Zimbabwe. What is this organisation about?

A: It is a network that focuses on the growth of young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs through business synergies and development programmes.

Q: Mukoko thrust you into the limelight but your relationship with Olinda Chapel has made you even more famous. Do you agree with this view?

A: That is false in my eyes. My growth came from the mystery behind the song Bho that people have assumed I wrote for Olinda though it is well-suited for her. It is a song I wrote last year in the United Kingdom while I was on tour and I am grateful that it is loved.

Q: Some people believe your relationship with Olinda is nothing more than a publicity stunt and that Olinda hooked up with you because she wanted to spite Stunner. What is your response to this?

A: It is not a publicity stunt at all. It is a real-life situation. Nothing about our relationship has anything to do with spite. I am not friends with Stunner; we never were, only acquaintances, so spiting him would never work in such a situation.

Q: You and Olinda are you ready to take your relationship to the next level? When can we expect wedding bells?

A: Well, that information will be at our own discretion and we are not ready to reveal our plans to anyone.

Q: Did Olinda mean it when she said you guys were working flat out to make a baby (or even twins)? Did you succeed on this mission?

A: That was banter, something people online fail to understand including media houses.

Q: The view of Olinda among most Zimbabweans is mostly shaped by her angry reaction on Facebook to Stunner’s alleged cheating. Since you were with her for the past three months, can you give us the other side of this popular lady that Zimbabweans don’t know about?

A: She is a very happy soul that loves her laughs and loves wholeheartedly. She is a very loving, caring and passionate woman who deserves all the love she can get right now as she was a victim of a con and abuse that was made trivial and it was turned into mere entertainment by the world. She had the right to speak out against her abuse like any of our sisters, daughters or mothers should.

Q: The other day you were on Facebook Live urging young Zimbabweans to vote.  Are you going to do it often to make youngsters get involved in the voting process?

A: Yes, I will do what I can to encourage youths to have a say in what their future holds and that will only be realised by registering to vote and voting when election day comes.

Q: Anything about you that you think Zimbabweans should know?

A: I am a very liberal man that looks forward to the growth of Zimbabwean youth in any way possible.

  • how old is tytan’s sister olinda..

  • Are they advertising specs.

  • Yeah for now indeed it is real; however, if it happens that by some unforseen circumstances she no longer has cash at all, the decision will be for another day to discuss.

  • Do you have to justify it to people if it is real that is your business and know one is ask.

  • It ceases to be real the moment you start justifying to the world !!

  • That moment and day when you start to make your own real money 💰. Do not ask me what you will do👆..
    Actually uri mudziva rineLacoste

  • Entreprelationship

  • These youngsters kuda zvunhu zvemahara…nxaa so disgusting..go for your aged girls young man..That woman is just too old for you..especially in terms of achievements and mindset..forget that you’ll ever control her.

    • why shud he control her he doesnt own her

    • Why are you so jealous of this lovely couple they are just enjoying themselves and minding their own business.

    • exactly people must just stay out of peoples business hanzi “that woman is too old for you” why does it bother you. tytan is a grown man not a child. go and tell that to grace mugabe also

    • They have to enjoy themselves vari kumba kwavo.If you try to convince the public about your relationship they will definately say their opinions.The woman is older PERIOD!!

    • These kind of mindsets are why our country is in the situation it is in…vanhu vanongoti zvanoziva nezvajaira nazvo nazvo even when it no longer works…we don’t understand change even upgrading of infrastructure chaiyo…no different point of views are allowed or tolerated kuita kunge zvimabhiza zvinema blinders on….pointing out that she is older period as if anyone disputed or argued about their ages…who are you to want to choose and decide what is an appropriate partner for someone….kudanana kwavo does it hurt anyone or affect your life or anyone’s life…the same right you want to choose your own partner they also have the same right…hanzi they have to enjoy themselves vari kumba kwavo….did they come to your house or anyone else….did they post this or it’s people like you who are obsessed with following their lives that are always commenting zvisinei nemi….they are not trying to convince anyone because people with mentalities dzakadai you can never convince them of anything….they are living their lives while you are busy following them and watching and commenting…how about YOU enjoy yourself kumba kwako and stop worrying about other people’s relationships how about that!!

    • Controlkkkk African mindset

    • DD u say control her…?shame on you..who controls you.?

  • Kuda kungopinda nepakapfuurwa nevamwe zvinoziikanwa nechimana chese nxaa

  • Wishing them all the best. As long as they have each other and understand each other.

  • After reading this,i just thought of Mr Omar’s favourite word from Everybody Hates Chris,”Tragic!tragic!”

  • Dasvawatasva bhiza rapahofisi
    Buda ndipindewo

  • people should stop tryng to control peoples lives worry about your love life and stop bieng envious of others.. no1 stopped you from datiolng a handsome guy or a beautiful woman like olinda ..and theres plenty of both if u are looking…leave these guys alone and worry about who will love you for the rest of your days…

  • Beautiful ppl love you both 🤗💞

  • You are such a lovely couple never mind what these idiots and hypocrites are saying.

  • wakaburukirwa ka

  • Zvekupenga izvo ndakatomuzivawo ne kiiuda kwa stunner 😆😆😆😆

  • Unoziva here hako kuty pane vane chitsama vakapindapo??

  • akavhurirwa makumbo akanzwa nebleach ndokuvhiringika pfungwa ..ul be sorry my niqqa one day ..uchaona kut papasina rudo ..maingonzwirana chete ..all jus infatuation n illussions

  • Tadii tambosiya zvemaben ten nemacougar timboconcentater nezvinhu zvisina kumira mushe munyika.

  • Lovely couple keep the fire burning

  • Folks should stop sounding the early warning alarm bells for these two; allow them walk the walk to either live in bliss or make their own mistakes: preempting the relationship with negative comments or consulting the Crystal Ball on the relationship is unhelpful and will not stop the two;it may only be misconstrued for jealousy.

  • Yeah because big bro stunner isnt back for rematches…that lil trist you have can end if that nigga come for her.but hey you made it bro…enjoy while it last

  • Wenze kuhle Mafana umgcine kuhle

  • So?

  • Vakafitana asi

  • These kind of mindsets are why our country is in the situation it is in…vanhu vanongoti zvanoziva nezvajaira nazvo nazvo even when it no longer works…we don’t understand change even upgrading of infrastructure chaiyo…no different point of views are allowed or tolerated kuita kunge zvimabhiza zvinema blinders on….so I guess vanodanana neright age havarambane kaa…pointing out that she is older as if anyone disputed or argued about their ages…who are you to want to choose and decide what is an appropriate partner for someone….kudanana kwavo does it hurt anyone or affect your life or anyone’s life…the same right you want to choose your own partner they also have the same right…hanzi they have to enjoy themselves vari kumba kwavo….did they come to your house or anyone else….did they post this or it’s people like you who are obsessed with following their lives that are always commenting zvisinei nemi….they are not trying to convince anyone because people with mentalities dzakadai you can never convince them of anything….they are living their lives while you are busy following them and watching and commenting…how about YOU enjoy yourself kumba kwako and stop worrying about other people’s relationships how about that!!

    • Muchati Bhuu

      Uri kupopotei nhai iwe. They are in the newspapers that is why people are commenting.

  • Nxaaa rubbish

  • Chapel anoita nezvei nhy gyz

  • Olinda, so this is wat, you did behind my back?

  • Do you need to tell the world if its real… 1st convince yourselves b4 trying to convince us.

  • Ikoko !

  • Munhu wese anototanga asingazivikanwe.Hapana anomuka ava celeb panw pazvotangirawo so wats to story

  • “A victim of a con!”Be careful Tytan,you are a man of integrity!Never ever base your conclusions on MAKUHWA!Trigger’s motives are questionable!Ask those who know this character!You may end up with egg on your face,I tell you!Guhwa harivake musha!

  • Mazimba soo

  • Yes, go on who cares

  • Great.

  • Muchati Bhuu

    It is true …chembere mukadzi hazvienzani nekurara mugota.

  • SR-71 Blackbird

    Olinda has a beautiful face but if you go south of the neck, everything goes south. Sugar mummy and her Ben10.