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The Truth About: Roby Gee


Patriotic fervor ... Roby Gee (l), Jusa Dementor and Stunner

22/03/2012 00:00:00
by Michael Chipato
 
Interview ... Roby Gee
 
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As a musician, ZimStylez clothing label driver and videographer Robby Gee has mingled and collaborated with some of Zimbabwe’s finest. His national consciousness is captured in his clothing line and music he sings. This is The Truth About: Roby Gee

Name: Robert ‘Roby Gee’ Gwanzura
 
Age: 25
 
Current Town: Birmingham, UK
 
Musical Genre: Versatile: Afro-Pop, R&B, dancehall & hip-hop
 
How would you describe your music?
 
It’s music from the heart, full of substance and feeling. Versatile!
 
You have several music videos on YouTube showcasing clothing labels, how does this merge up with your musical business?

As a dual artist (the clothing lines and music), it only makes sense to bring the two together to widen the business sense in the projects I am undertaking. 

ROBY GEE: NDONZI HARARE HUSTLER


You have had a few collaborations with some famous artists. Who are you working with next?

I have projects in the pipeline with Bkay & Kazz, Theresa, John Smarts and Say-Say. My recent collaboration with Stunner in Sele Mama is a taste of what’s in store as the year unwinds.

What’s your favourite instrument?
 
The piano! It signifies the very essence of purity – a mixture of keys that all sound beautiful regardless of their colour.
 
How much song writing do you do?

A lot! I write most of my songs but I am also open to sharing ideas to make sure the music reflects a feeling of community, some sort of togetherness.



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Which schools did you go to and what’s your abiding memory of your school days?

I was a bit of a problem child back in Zimbabwe, so I went to a total of five high schools because of this. I started off at Marondera High, Loxley College, Marlborough High, St Pauls Musami and Mazowe Boys. All of my school days were special because I met people from all walks of life. That helped in the development of my diverse creativity.

What was your worst job ever?

Working as a call centre agent was a nightmare! The restrictions and confinement were suppressive of my free spirits. But I am glad I started off there, the only way is up now.

If you were to be a teenager again, what would you do differently?
 
I would spend more time with my baby sister and all those whom death has stolen away from me.
 
Who is your inspiration and why?
 
My mother. Against all odds, she was able to establish a business starting with resources that were next to nothing.
 
What do you know for sure about life?
 
Hard work pays off!
 
What longevity does urban grooves music have in your opinion?
 
It may be viewed as bubble-gum music but it surely exists, and millions of people are dancing to it.
 
What are you most proud of as a personal accomplishment?
 
My music. I am growing.
 
Do you believe in God?
 
Yes, everything I do is anointed by God, the divine.
 
What makes you happy in life?
 
My family.
 
What was the last book you read?
 
‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu.
 
If you were to be superhuman for a day, what would you do?
 
I would establish a way to keep the poor fed, clothed and sheltered forever.
 
What is your most valuable possession, sentimentally?
 
A photo album of my late sister.
 
If one singer were to perform at your wedding past or present, who would it be?
 
The late System Tazvida ne Boys Dze Smoko.
 
If money were not an issue, what would you campaign for in the world?
 
Equal opportunities for all, no divide between rich or poor, PERMANENTLY!
 
Is there someone you would like to meet before you die?
 
Jean Claude Van Damme. I’m a big fan from as far back as I can remember.
 
What message do you have for your fans?

Thank you all for believing in me, with your love and support I will continue to grow and provide you with quality music, God bless! 

ROBY GEE: AFRICAN GYAL DEM


SELE MAMA: SUNNER feat ROBY GEE & JUSA


 
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