ZHHA nomination makes Brucella feel like a “King” Brucella

Mbulelo Mpofu, [email protected]
IT is always an honour for one to align themselves with greatness and for up-and-coming hip-hop artiste, Brucella (born Brucella Moyo), a Zim Hip Hop Awards (ZHHA) nomination has made her feel like royalty.

Her ZHHA bow has seen her garner not one, but an impressive four debut nominations to announce herself to the local hip-hop scene.

For her exploits, Brucella, who started her musical career in the US has positioned herself to win the Best Female, Best Collaboration, Best Newcomer, and Song of the Year accolade, a rare feet of royal proportions for one who has an embryonic career.

An original composition and a remix to her song, “King” is all it took to put her toe to toe with well-established hip-hop acts, which she owes to her mentality anchored around unity.

“These nominations have such a big influence throughout my career. I feel like a king now. I’ve always believed that if you put your energy into uplifting the culture and the community, it would leave a positive impact. I’m grateful for friends, family, and everyone around me enjoying the music and message.

“I owe my success to my strong support system and my faith in God. No one can succeed alone, and even on the days that you might feel like you’re alone, He is always with you, and I’m grateful for that, truly,” she told Chronicle Showbiz.

Her fortitude in the “strength in numbers” stance was witnessed when the remix to her song, “King” featured six alpha males, Asaph, Meet Luminous, KBrizzy, M.U.S.E, Indigo Saint, and Mzistozz Mfanafuthi.

Brucella joins fellow Bulawayo artiste Mlue Jay in getting multiple ZHHA nominations with the “Izono” singer boasting six of those, a heavy artistic plunder. Other Bulawayo sons and daughters chilling with the “big hip-hop boys” include Noluntu J, Joy Rukanza, Bulawayo Arts News Online (BANO), Mkhokheli Zibengwa, and Brintz.

Hard work put in this year has seen momentum shifting to new names in the bars, metaphors, and rhymes stage, something that has satisfied organisers of the country’s premier hip-hop award ceremony.

ZHHA public relations and communications manager Terry Mudiwa said seeing new faces on the nominees’ list signifies the sector’s growth.

“The type of nominees we have this year shows the growth of the genre. There’s more competition and more submissions, and many new names are popping up on the scene,” Mudiwa said.

The ZHHAs are set for their perennial home, 7 Arts Theatre in Harare on December 15.— @MbuleloMpofu

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