Auxilia Katongomara Showbiz Reporter
URBAN grooves musician, Otis Ngwabi, who seemed to have gone into hibernation, says he has not quit the showbiz business but has since jumped ship from RnB, the music genre that made him popular, to house music.Ngwabi is fondly remembered for the track Ndiwe which signalled his entrance into the music business at the turn of the millenium.
In an interview, the South Africa-based artiste said his first house music project would be recorded and produced across the Limpopo.
“I haven’t quit music; I have been working on my first house project and I’m done now. For this project I thought of coming up with something up beat since most of the time I have been playing mellow music,” said Ngwabi.
He said veteran DJ, Otis Fraser encouraged him to shift from his rhythm and blues beat to house music.
Ngwabi said the album would be launched both in South Africa and Zimbabwe as soon as the studio work is complete.
“You can expect the album anytime soon because I feel I have kept my family, friends, colleagues and fans of my music waiting for a very long time, I’m now ready to drop it on the market”.
Ngwabi said after the launch of the album in South Africa, he would come back home to further his career.
His last album on the market with Flash Gordon Mutekedzi was dropped in 2008.
He said the album was produced by Freestate-born producer, Ice Beats, whom he described as a skillfull beat maker.
Ngwabi started his career at the birth of the urban grooves revolution with the likes of Plaxedes Wenyika, David Chifunyise, Sani Makhalima and Leornard Mapfumo. The track Ndiwe from the album Inkondlo Zothando was popular both on radio and television.
He made a come-back to the music scene in 2011 with a single Nomzamo which was part of the compilation CD titled Zim Stars which featured a number of local musicians.