Ti Gonzi Hanging The Mic For Good,I QUIT MUSIC

Prominent figure in the ZIM Hip Hop scene, Ti Gonzi, recently shared insights into the global reach of Zimbabwean music. He revealed his plans to take a temporary hiatus from the music industry to explore other passions, particularly fostering emerging talents.

Ti Gonzi announced his forthcoming album, “From Boys to Men,” which marks a pivotal moment in his career, slated for release on his birthday, April 13. This album serves as a reflection of his personal growth journey, encapsulating challenges and evolution.

“I just want to drop the “From Boys To Men” album on my birthday on the 13th of April, and then I QUIT MUSIC sezvakaitwa na TAKURA. After that, I will release my debut book,” DARK NIGHT”.This book will talk about THE LIFE, experiences, hardships, differences, ambition, corruption, hate, spirituality and THE DREAM of TIGONZI as a Zimbabwean.”

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Despite local recognition, Ti Gonzi expressed discontent with the lack of global acknowledgment for Zimbabwean music, motivating his decision to shift focus towards nurturing emerging talents.

Reflecting on his journey, Ti Gonzi emphasized the hardships he faced, highlighting the challenges of securing airplay on radio, finding promoters, and earning a sustainable income from music.

He said the “malfunction” in the Zimbabwean music industry is one reason he is leaving his career.

The Zvenyu hitmaker was blunt:

“I’m a hip-hop artist with the biggest award in the country. I am an artist with number-one hit songs. If you look at Kure, 2019, it was the song of the year. Ndinei guys? What do I have? Chii chandakawana from Kure? Do you think Jah prayzah, as a Zimbabwean musician, is at the level he should be if you’re comparing him with other guys like Diamond Platnumz from Tanzania and Cassper Nyovest from SA? Do you think their pockets match?

“Jah Prayzah, Tocky Vibes, Killer T or Freeman, are all over. Do you think these four can match celebrated South African artists? Zimbabweans are talented. We have ana Takura. The [music] industry is malfunctions. Ngatisatombo tenderera nyaya iyoyo.”


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