HE has been underground for a while and the Kwaito and AmaPiano artiste Mzistozz Mfanafuthi is slowly gaining the recognition he deserves in Bulawayo and beyond courtesy of the quality of music he produces.
The Cowdray Park-bred muso has been a poster boy on a number of gigs lately. Last month, he performed at the annually held Bulawayo Sneakers Expo and he wowed fans with his moves and routines on stage.
As a way of maintaining consistency after releasing his album titled iKiND, Mzistozz has made a follow up by releasing a music video for his song Top Thokozile featuring Trigga Pablo and Mprincebeatz.
The offering is an AmaPiano/Kwaito fusion and with that, the singer said he wanted to take listeners back to eKasi while the beat pushes them to get up and dance.
“The song celebrates life and being thankful for what one has and encourages them to remain optimistic about what is to come. With the song, I am telling my story of respecting the Kasi traditions, culture and novelty alike.
“Things haven’t been easy but making it this far really means a lot, it’s not much but siTop Thokozile (we are happy),” said Mzistozz Mfanafuthi.
The artiste is one of the local creatives that Bulawayo and beyond were sleeping on for years.
After finding gigs and managing to have stage time, Mzistozz said that performances have opened doors for him and they allowed him to prove to the world what he is capable of.
“The wait for me to break through has been coming but it was tough. During the period where people were not lending an ear to listen to my songs, the experience taught me to be patient, stay strong and always push my vision for I knew what I am capable of.
“I always told myself that my works are not in vain and things that were happening in my life are part of a learning process, helping me realise my purpose and goal.
“It’s a blessing to see the city of Kings and the rest of the country starting to appreciate my craft and allowing me to share my gift so loudly with them. This is my time and it’s only the beginning of bigger and better things in my career,” said Mzistozz Mfanafuthi.