It’s much greener on the other side of the country!
Award-winning female hip-hop sensation Noluntu J, has proven to have found a niche in the Harare music market as she has temporarily moved to the capital, a place she says is full of music and business opportunities.
The Hero hitmaker moved from Bulawayo to Harare on 3 January for the National Arts Merit Awards (Nama) rehearsals, and her presence in the capital has resulted in her getting more gigs.
She has been spotted on numerous occasions, rubbing shoulders with that city’s celebrated creatives and businesspeople including Nash Paints founder Tinashe Mutarisi, who recently heaped praises on Noluntu J’s music.
Harare has dished more on her plate, as in a space of a month, she has clinched collaborations — with the major one being a temporary brand ambassador for the Joina City’s Ster Kinekor branch.
Other brand ambassadors on the lucrative deal include comedian Madam Boss, Shingai, Jesses Mungoshi and Afro-Jazz legend Prudence Katomeni.
Noluntu J said she is happy for starting the year on a high note.
“It’s great to start the year in this manner because it’s a sign that God has been listening to my prayers and he is opening new doors for me.
“I travelled to Harare on 3 January for Nama rehearsals. When I was packing my bags for my return in Bulawayo, I received numerous calls for other music collaborations.
“I can’t disclose a lot but I have managed to do collaborations with one of the current great hip-hop musos and we will soon be shooting a music video.
“I am a temporary brand ambassador for Joina City Ster Kinekor, pushing the film The Colour Purple, a 2023 American coming of age musical period drama film directed by Blitz Bazawule. It’s a star-studded production which features Whoopi Goldberg, Steven Spielberg, Danielle Brooks, Ciara and Taraji P Henson,
“It’s really great to spearhead this project and I believe the gig will open more doors for me,” said Noluntu J.
She highlighted the difference between Bulawayo and Harare, in as far as music support is concerned.
“I know in Bulawayo we have issues of our own not supporting our music and products. However, here in Harare things are different. Of course, there is discrimination, but when people love and appreciate your music, the support is genuine,” she said.