Meet “Mudzimai Unokosha” hitmaker
Doreen Chikuni has made waves in 2020 with Mukadzi Unokosha taken off her album.
Doreen Chikuni is a 44 years old woman married to Martin Chikuni and the couple is blessed with 5 children. She was born in Seke in a family of 9, being the 8th born.
What drew you to the music industry?
I got interested in music at a tender age and participated in primary and secondary school choirs. I then ventured into professional music in 2005 after being inspired by Baba Mechanic Manyeruke and the Charambas.
How you compose a new song?
I am guided by the word of God and sometimes basing on what happens in the society.
How you interact with and respond to fans.
I have a fans group wherein I discuss musical issues with them. I also have a Facebook page
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
I advice such individuals to exercise endurance until the music is accepted, be prayerful and last but not least, you should be prepared to accept positive and negative criticism.
What can your fans expect from you in the future?
Expect shows and another powerful album in 2021.
What do you think of social media today and the importance of it for artists now?
Social media plays a critical role to reach both local and international fans. It is therefore very important for artists.
What challenges are women singers facing in the music industry?
There is a tendency of undermining women. They are only accepted after rigorous marketing.
Who are some of your favorite artists who have continued to inspire you and your music?
My favorite artists are Minister Mahendere, Takesure Zama, Dorcas Moyo and the Charambas and in future I would like to work with them.
What do you hope your fans take away from your music? Do you think there is a message in your songs?
My songs are spiritual and life changing and I therefore expect fans to benefit a lot.
Mudzimai Unokosha has been making waves on radio. Kindly explain to us how you came up with such an uplifting and encouraging message?
I started realizing the importance of mothers at the age of 11 when my mother passed on. I therefore thought of appreciating the role of women to their children and the entire society.
How do you think that you have grown as an artist since your first release in 2005?
It is through experience that I gradually learnt the challenges and needs of the music industry. I therefore corrected the mistakes over the years and produced an album acceptable to people.
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