Zimdancehall chanter preaches education

By Mike Chakwana

Kwekwe based rising Zimdancehall artist Simbarashe Dzvuke popularly known as Ijahson has underscored the importance of education for artists.

An Information System student at Kwekwe Polytechnic Ijahson has said education is an important component in the career of an artist.

“Education is a very important aspect in the life of an artist. I can safely say it is a springboard and bedrock for one to be successful in the arts industry,” he said.

Balancing his busy school schedule and music at times proved to be a challenge for the artist.

At one point he was forced to quit his passion music due to pressing school commitments.

“I once quit the music industry in 2012 because of education and l still has music in heart and to me music is life.

“I used to do music after school because education is the key to success,” he Ijahson.

He has however highlighted that he has redirected his whole focus to music as he has now finished schooling.

“I will be writing my final exams so its means I will be now focusing on my music career full time,” he said. The chanter who is well known for a music track musoro which catapulted him to stardom has urged fellow artists not to give up in the face of adversity.

He is set to release an album later this month.

“l started singing when l was in Grade 7 at Dambudzo primary school and then recorded my first song in form 1 at Manunure High School titled inflation,” he said.

The chanter has since collaborated with Zimdancehall Queen Lady Squander.

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