Awa Khiwe, Stella collaboration on cards

13 Aug, 2021 - 00:08 0 Views
Awa Khiwe, Stella collaboration on cards Awa and Stella Chiweshe

The Chronicle

Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Correspondent
AT a time the nation is celebrating liberation war heroes, Chimurenga music is set to be revived with a lace of hip-hop as a collaboration between yesteryear great Stella Chiweshe and fast-rising rapper Awa Khiwe is on the cards.

The two songstresses recently met for the first time at a show in Berlin and their chemistry has pushed them to think outside the box and offer their followers a first of its kind collaboration.

Speaking from her base in Germany, Awa Khiwe said she was humbled to meet Chiweshe who came up with the idea of a collaboration.

“The first thing she said was that we should do something together. I was overjoyed as getting so much love from a legend like her was a dream come true. I love how open-minded she is as some people who make traditional music don’t want it to be mixed with modern sounds.

“Hip-hop is considered as street music which is usually labelled as gangster or immoral. When she suggested the collaboration, I was so happy because I wanted to ask her, but I was scared because I didn’t know if she’d be comfortable having her spiritual sound fused with hip-hop.

“We connected spiritually as well and I’m sure we’ll do something great together,” said the Ngeke Bengimele hit-maker.

Awa Khiwe said collaborating with someone she has looked up to all her life will be a dream come true.

“It was an honour to be embraced by the Queen Mother. She’s a legend and powerhouse. I grew up listening to her songs and I couldn’t believe I was in the same room with her.

“She’s so humble and sweet. She came backstage after my performance, dancing and ululating and hugged and told me that I was an amazing artiste. We took pictures and she said instead of saying cheese let’s say chibage. I love her,” said Awa Khiwe.

– @mthabisi_mthire

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