30 May 2017
   
Mzembi takes disquiet over roadblocks to Bob
Rhodesia was better, says senior war vet
CIO director, ZRP bosses in 20k loot row
Barbers live in fear of Mugabe’s ‘mechanic'
Nurses fail exams as tutors sing and pray
Female serial robbers, murderers in court
Victim catches rapist forcing self on sister
Bob death prophecy case at ConCourt
MORE NEWS
Govt must teach public to pay for water
Gweru struggles with sewage treatment
MORE BUSINESS
Harare international carnival returns
Tuku performs at Top firms awards Friday
MORE SHOWBIZ
PSL summons Bosso, orders end to violence
PSL: Ngezi tighten grip on top spot
MORE SPORTS
Robert Mugabe – A history of violence
How Zuma blew chance against rivals
MORE OPINION
 
UK: Legacy asylum cases; a state of limbo
Africa Day: Whither to dearest Africa
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Transit Crew's Mannex forms own band

18/05/2017 00:00:00
by Showbiz Reporter
 
Emmanuel Motsi aka Mannex
 
RELATED STORIES

REGGAE outfit, Transit Crew's front man, Mannex, has left the group and has since recorded two songs with the band, Zim Reggae Stars.

The talented singer and songwriter, born Emmanuel Motsi, told New Zimbabwe in an interview that the decision to go solo was necessitated by the desire to pursue his music vision as a reggae artist.

"It’s all about the vibe that is coming out of me. I realised there are very few reggae bands and reggae music has to spread," he said.

"I had my vision and Transit Crew is an entity which started way before I was there and I feel it is time to do my own thing and it will be a continuation of spreading the music and I have formed my own band.”

Mannex said his separation with Transit Crew was mutual and there were no hard feelings, adding that he sometimes played with them on some of their shows.

The gifted artist said he was working on an international love song in which he will be featuring Jamaican artists, Turbulence and Mega Banton as well as Episode from Ghana.

He is also doing solo acoustic shows with his first public appearance being at the HIVOS stand at the recently held HIFA.

The star said Zimbabwean reggae music was destined for greater heights, adding he was going to play the leading role in taking the music beyond the country’s borders.

"I was speaking to Turbulence and Mega Banton and they were saying, compared to other African countries, Zimbabwean reggae music is number one.

“But I still feel we are yet to really get there and I am gonna do it.”

Mannex paid tribute to Zimdancehall musicians but urged them to also do conscious reggae.

"Zimdancehall is amazing and is freeing up the ghetto. It is contributing to the future of Zimbabwean music.”

He added that the 75 percent local content policy had gone a long way in promoting Zimbabwean music.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker