Baba Harare is the unexpected heir to the throne
While many were tipping Andy Muridzo to inherit the throne left by his frenemy Jah Prayzah who seem to be now focused on the international market. For years Jah Prayzah has been the undisputed king of Zimbabwe music but after successful collaboration with Tanzanian superstar Diamond Platinumz on Watora Mari, Jah Prayzah has all but abandoned the sound that made him the popular musician in Zimbabwe. The release of his latest single Ronika all but confirmed many's suspicions and a lot of music fans has been turning to other local musicians for the traditional styled music.
Andy Muridzo was naturally expected to fill the void but it is one of Jah Prayzah's protégées Baba Harare who has moved to fill the void. Everywhere you go Baba Harare's Reason Why can be heard booming from the speakers. Reason Why was released last year but only went viral in the last few months. Baba Harare uses the traditional Jiti beat and his music is playful borderline naughty with lyrics like "Nzimbe inonaka ichibva kumusoro". The accompanying video also proves why Baba Harare is the new king of Zimbabwean music. Superb storyline, powerful dances and unbridled fun describe his video.
Baba Harare whose real name is Bravemen Chizvino was part of Jah Prayzah's Third Generation band before deciding to go solo. He has one album to his name titled Minamato Yarasta.