Upcoming Afro-pop musician, Ninja Tee Gaffa, real name Kudakwashe Katikani, has saluted efforts being made by seasoned Zimdancehall musician Joel “Jay C” Chitate, the Actor in the musical circles to uplift and nurture upcoming musicians. Ninja Tee is currently putting final touches to his forthcoming album that is set for release next month, September which he is working on with Jay C.
The upcoming album is titled ‘Tichi Kura’ he collaborated with seasoned musician Jay C on a track called “Wakawaka Mapesa Kisa,” which is a Swahili term which refers to the most beautiful woman, who is desired by all. In the singer’s own words he said the meaning of this Swahili term in vernacular means, “Wakanaka urikupisa Ghetto rese, Kwaunobva nekwaunoenda, Vanhu varikungotaura nezvako.”
In an interview the artist he talked about his working experience with Jay C and appealed to other established artists to also put an effort to help the upcoming talent. He also went on to talk about the much anticipated collaboration.
“I have enjoyed a good working relationship with Jay C, the Actor during the making of my forthcoming album which is due for release next month, September. Here in Zimbabwe its unheard of for a well-established artist to work with an upcoming artist like what we did with Jay C, and for that I salute him and also plead with other established artists to nurture talent, I have been lucky but there is so much talent out there which just needs an extra push,” he said.
“The forthcoming album dropping this September, it has eight Afro-pop songs, on these songs that’s where a track I did with the seasoned musician known as the Actor Jay C, the album is being produced by Trinnie Beats. This album will be coming out with two videos, and I can assure everyone to expect nothing but the best as we are working flat-out to produce good quality productions,” said Ninja Tee.
This will be his third album “Zvakasara Kare” is Ninja Tee’s second album having release his debut “Nhamo Yandakatamba” in 2015 under Chillspot Records.
Ninja T was inspired by local dancehall musician Winky D who is also known as the Gaffa, he was inspired by the art and execution that Winky D puts in his work and one day he woke up and said he would want to give the people an Afro-pop feel