Pamela “Gonyeti” Zulu who is Jah Prayzah’s former dance and backing vocalist has roped in the dreadlocked singer’s former manager, Filda Muchabaiwa, in her solo journey.
Media reports suggest that Gonyeti has partnered with Muchabaiwa popularly known as Mama Fillo who will be in charge of handling her affairs as she takes road to a solo musical journey.
Muchabaiwa was the first to part ways with Jah Prayzah after having had a nine year working relationship and Gonyeti also recently left the musician’s Third Generation Band over unfavourable working conditions and poor remuneration.
Gonyeti last weekend staged her first show under Muchabaiwa’s management at Club Tabula in Southlea Park, Harare and on Monday she went on to perform in a line-up of top performers at the popular Jam Session at City Sports Bar.
It is said that Muchabaiwa has indeed confirmed the development saying that she was now indeed working with Gonyeti following an approach from the latter seeking her services.
However soon after having fallen out with Jah Prayzah, Muchabaiwa had brief work relations with rising contemporary musician Andy Muridzo, before establishing an organisation aimed at promoting girl child rights and once more returned to showbiz business as jazz musician Jean Master’s manager, but the deal broke down.
“At first, I was wary of working with Gonyeti because I didn’t want to be viewed as the mastermind of her move to drop Jah Prayzah, but after attentive consultation I decided to join her as she had requested,” Muchabaiwa said.
She added that she was unaware that Gonyeti was that talented, as she used to regard her as merely just a dancer and backing vocalist, but after seeing her other side she was then convinced that Gonyeti had what it took to ride solo.
“From what I have seen in Gonyeti; she is indeed a serious contender in the music industry and despite having vast talent amongst the female musicians in the country, Gonyeti is our own version of Brenda Fassie.”
Muchabaiwa added that they would be staging a series of live shows across the country, as Gonyeti was planning to take her music to the people before launching her debut solo album in October. Nehanda Radio