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Willom Tight unleashes Ndewangu video

18/04/2014 00:00:00
by Showbiz reporter
Willom Tight cannot believe his luck
Willom Tight in Keita collaboration

WILLOM Tight has released the video for the hit “Ndewangu”, featuring Speedy of Bongo Maffin to critical acclaim from media and fans worldwide.

The video will, next week, start rotation on MTV Base, Channel O, Trace and other international satellite music channels.

The single and is from an upcoming album titled, “Manifest.” which will be released shortly.

All the collaborations on the album were based on the respect that other artists have in Willom.

In South Africa the relationships have also been based on the need to create a totally new and fresh sound that is not currently on the market with most artists amazed with Willom’s crazy yet relevant hooks and melodies that have a Zimbabwean cultural flavour.  

Willom has collaborated on four songs with UHURU which will also be part of the forthcoming album MANIFESTO.

He was invited and performed as the opening act during the Kalawa Jazmee Promotion at Zebra Pond, in Yeoville, Johannesburg on Monday night.

There was pandemonium when Willom premiered his single that he features UHURU as fans and punters who had turned out in their numbers could not get enough of the new song by Willom Tight and Uhuru.

Willom Tight ft Speedy - Ndewangu

According to Shamiso Music and Entertainment, a South African- based multimedia firm, the forthcoming album Manifesto will be Willom’s fourth album.

Produced and released in South Africa, includes collaborations and productions by Salif Keita, Maxwell Vidima, Maxwell Musopero Vidima, Bongo Maffin’s Speedy and producer Sifiso Mbede, Erik Paliani, Leeroy Sauls, Philip Michaels and Uhuru. The song “African Paradox” featuring Salif Keita premiered in Australia in the international movie “Road to Freedom’s Peak” as lead soundtrack.

According to Willom Tight, working on an album in South Africa presented him with a rare opportunity to increase his popularity. “I did this album with other international singers in South Africa so that I can venture into new territories while increasing my fan base,” he said.

Manifesto re-defines Willom Tight’s musical journey, direction, vision, brand proposition, sound architecture yet drawing insights from where he is coming from.


Starting as a rapper at Mateo and Friends to singing Afro-jazz, Willom Tight is now concentrating on an Afro-centric genre that introduces Zimbabwean cultural heritage to the world.

For this new album, Tight explores and blends other musical styles and genres.

Yet to be officially launched in Zimbabwe, the new album was recorded and completed in three months and videos for some of the tracks are to be shot in South Africa this month.

Tight is one musician who celebrates African culture through praising beauty of the continent and its people.

In the late 90s, he was a member of the Zim Jam group before joining Mateo Kaunda and Patience Musa to form the group Mateo and Friends.

He has also collaborated with some of Zimbabwe’s finest musicians including Oliver Mtukudzi and Dino Mudondo.

His previous albums include Hodzeko (2003), Kuza Ngoma (2007) and Chinyerere (2011).

It was after Kuza Ngoma that Tight split with fellow musician Dino Mudondo with whom he had recorded tracks such as ‘Bhazi’ and ‘Makoikoi’.

Fans can visit www.facebook.com/willom.tight to view the video Ndewangu featuring Speedy.

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