By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
A rising Zambian singer who has Zimbabwean roots is eager to showcase his music prowess in Zimbabwe by holding shows across the country.
Speaking to Radio VOP from Lusaka ,Sakhile Matotoba known as Sakie Africa in the Zambian showbiz ,he is desperately looking forward to perform in the country of birth of his late grandparents and is eager to court Zimbabwean promoters to realise this dream.
“I have origins in Zimbabwe because my grandparents hailed from there and also did part of my secondary education at Sizane High in Bulawayo after the death of my father.
“It is with such a background that I need to come back in Zimbabwe and be able to stage shows both for my nostalgia and to market my music hence my call for any music promoter out in Zimbabwe to make this happen ,”said Sakie Africa.
The 31-year-old artiste who sings R&B, Pop Afro and House music started music way back as a young child singing in the Seventh Day Adventist church choir in Barlastone Park.
He says he fell in love with Kwaito and House music while in High School in Bulawayo
The affable singer has collaborated with popular Zambian artistes that include General Ozzy , Kidman, Camsta , Arial and Krytic .
Sakie’s debut album ‘Choices’ was released on April 1st,2019 and contains over 10 soothing tracks which include One Chance, Energy, Sandile, Hello,Fake Apology, Irreplaceable just to mention but a few.
The artiste has already released videos for the two tracks ‘Hello’ and ‘Irreplaceable’.
Outside music, the Sakhile is a procurement and stores manager at Eden University in Lusaka,Zambia.
The singer adds to a number of many Zambian artistes who include songbird Mampi and Shyman Shaizo who are proud of their Zimbabwean roots ,both artistes’ mothers are from Zimbabwe.