Nominations excite Fury Gun

Langalakhe Mabena

HE is a history maker!

Fury Gun’s hit song Awukhuzeki has taken Bulawayo by storm, becoming an instant anthem on local radio stations and the streets alike. This phenomenal success has propelled him into the history books as the only newcomer to receive five nominations at the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA), a testament to his undeniable talent and the power of his music.

Poised for its seventh edition, the Roil Bulawayo Arts Awards (RoilBAA) is set to transform the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) into a glittering red carpet affair on 25 November. 

This highly anticipated event is expected to be a momentous celebration of artistic excellence, not only for Bulawayo but for the entire nation of Zimbabwe.

Fury Gun’s remarkable achievement of five RoilBAA nominations places him in the same league as internationally renowned DJ Nitefreak, who also boasts five nominations at this prestigious event.

For Outstanding Newcomer, Fury Gun is nominated with Da Kudu, Aphiwe and Sobancane, Albinism Connect Band as well as Bhila.

In the Outstanding Alternative Music category, he is nominated alongside Ma9nine, Fish M Ndaramu, Fab G Mshanakagogo, Aphiwe and Sobancane, Calvin Mangena and Abigail Mabuza.

Under the Outstanding Male Artiste category he is nominated with Nitefreak, MJ Sings, Mzistozz Mfanafuthi, Fab G Mshanakagogo and Calvin Mangena.

The video of his hit song Awukhuzeki shot by Ras Quisity of Keaitse films is nominated for Outstanding Music Video with Noluntu J’s Ghost, Calvin Mangena’s Ihulumende and Da Kudu’s Kiss Dilika.

Awukhuzeki will clash with other great songs produced this season for the Outstanding Song of the Year accolade with Insimbi ZeZhwane (GPS), Sandra Sibanda (Cwebezela), Mandie Mae (Lifestyle), Amany (Novuyo), Nitefreak (Premier Gaou Remix) and Calvin Mangena (Ihulumende).

Fury Gun, who is based in Nketa is over the moon for such an honour and he hopes to make history at the night of the RoilBAA.

“I am still trying to digest how I got five nominations but I believe it is God’s grace and everything happens according to His plans, when He says yes, there is no one will stop you from achieving.

“When I released Awukhuzeki I didn’t believe it would take me this far. It has opened doors that I have been knocking on for many years and now I am inside the room where the greats exist.

“This song changed my life. I have been an underground artiste for many years, but when I released it, it hit the radio waves and became an instant hit, a scorcher which is now an anthem in Bulawayo and the rest of Zimbabwe is singing to it.

“I would like to take this time to give thanks to everyone who believed in my craft from day one and a special mention to Ras Quisity for encouraging me to continue working hard. He is one brother who always has my back. I will forever be grateful.

“I am looking forward to winning the awards on the night because I know my followers are voting for me,” said Fury Gun.

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