UPCOMING afro-jazz and afro-pop musician Rumbidzai Chakanza has released her first video of the song titled Missing You which has received more than a thousand views on YouTube barely a week after its release.
Rumbie Rue as she is affectionately known in the showbiz industry said the song was about a guy who was trying to reconcile with her ex-girlfriend after a break-up.
“I have just released my first video of Missing You, a song which was inspired by a real-life story. It is about a guy who wants to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend whom he had broken up with so he is saying I miss you but the girl is saying no it is too late you treated me badly.
The video took me two weeks to make and I released it late last month. It got over 1000 views within a week which is a huge milestone for me as an upcoming artist,” she said.
Rumbie said her music career started as a shocker as she was not into singing but a composer instead.
She said she thought she did not have the voice for music until she gave it a try in the studio and got encouragement from her producer who told her to sing using her original voice.
“I never used to sing but just compose songs and I did not know what I could do with my voice because it was very bad. I could not sing soprano so I thought there was nothing for me until I went to the studio and got told that I should sing with my original voice.
“This was last year end of November and this gave birth to my music career. I then recorded 5 songs namely Missing You, Ndinokuda, Celebrate, Mudiwa Wangu and Mama But Why which I did not release but later on I submitted Missing You to Star FM for airplay. Prior to my submission I was invited to talk about my music journey,” said Rumbie.
She said since her interview with Star FM she got a lot of fans and many people started begging her for more of her music.
Rumbie said she then started to get invited to perform at corporate events, family shows and fun days.
She said as upcoming musicians they were facing challenges of getting airplay on radio stations.
“Currently I have recorded two more songs with Nyasha Rusike from the Zimbabwe College of Music titled Achimwene and Rwendo which will be in my upcoming album called Achimwene which will be released soon,” said Rumbie.
The youthful musician said there was a need for fairness and getting equal opportunities so that their music can reach all the four corners of the world.
She also said she was looking forward to link up and work with other artists mainly females and do more collaborations.
Rumbie said music was not about competition but about entertaining people and touching lives.
Those who want to follow Rumbie Rue can follow her on Facebook at Rumbie Rue Music, Instagram @rumbieruemusic and Twitter @rumbie