Gudo ditches the dance floor
By Peter Tinashe Kaviya
Nimble-footed dancer, Privilege Mupfurutsa better known as Gudo in the entertainment circles has decided to hang his dancing shoes, opting to follow a career as a Hip Hop recording artiste.
The former Explosion Dance Group front man has teamed up with his brother Kelvin Mupfurutsa and rapper Bluejay Catfrank to form a trio Cheese & Onion.
Gudo confessed to Showbiz that he has always loved music hence his decision to switch was easy.
‘’I started dancing at a very tender age and that was out of my love for music, but as I grew up a developed a passion for writing and recording music so the decision to start recording was an easy one,” said Mupfurutsa.
He added: “I believe people only saw me as dancer but I have been around the arts for a longtime in more ways than one from dance to theatre and I have decided to take this step not only because of the love of music but more importantly to show the multitudes of arts fans in the country that I am talented and comfortable in this form of art.“
He said artistes should not be afraid of venturing into unchartered territories,
Gudo who made his name performing at some of Harare’s top nightspots among them City Sports Bar and Hollies Night Club, started his dancing career at a tender age in Bulawayo as part of Banyana Bafana before he moved to Harare to form his own ensemble, Explosion.
His energetic routines have seen him perform with regional stars like Sizzler of Botswana while he also had stints with local stars like Sandra Ndebele, Madiz, Tsheme and Diamond Musica.
The “infant rapper” said he hopes to enjoy the same success on the microphone as he did on the dance floor bagging more awards as he did as a dancer.
Cheese & Onion has since released three singles titled Pokello, Bathini and Skhathi Sami which are currently doing rounds on local stations.
Gudo said work on their debut album was at an advanced stage and release dates would be announced soon.