Ghetto gives me power to climb international levels: Musician Favour Veflambo


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Writes Panashe Gwesu

Fast-rising Zimbabwean sungura musician, Anywere Mukani a.k.a Mr Favour Veflambo, boldly declares that the ghetto has empowered him to reach international heights, which is why he never forgets its impact on his journey.

known for blending sungura music with flamboyant flair, the musician has captured the public’s attention with his unique musical style. Having gained prominence last year with a trending song on social media featuring MuChina titled “Muzezuru,” when he found himself in the limelight in China.

Despite his international success and collaborations, Mr Favour emphasizes the importance of staying connected to his roots. He acknowledges that his journey to international recognition is incomplete without acknowledging the influence and support of his local fans from the ghettos of Highfiels, Glenview, Budiriro, Mufakose, Kuwadzana, and those out of Harare.

In celebration of this connection, Mr Favour has organized an event called “Sungura Night” to be held at the Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield last Friday of July. This event aims to honor the communities that have been instrumental in his musical journey and to bring joy to the locals.

The “Mukadzi Wemu Church” hitmaker is set to share the stage with Bernard Tshibemuda, a renowned South African sungura artist when he expressed his commitment to the ghettos where his musical career began.

“The fans were hungry for my shows, so I have decided to bring them all together from Kuwadzana, Highfield, Dzivarasekwa, Glenview, and other ghettos next month in July. Since international collaboration is in my DNA, I have chosen to collaborate with Bernard Tshibemuda based in South Africa. I believe it’s important to foster a good relationship so that we can support each other, and one day, we may even venture into South Africa where Bernard will host us as we did for him.”

Expressing a deep sense of gratitude and loyalty to his roots, Mr Favour believes that the ghettos deserve recognition and better opportunities.

“I just want to tell them that we still have them in mind,” he says.

Mr. Favour VeFlambo’s musical journey began with various genres before he found success in sungura.

“I started with mixed genres, including sungura, but we realized that sungura was most welcomed after we did just seven songs, especially ‘Mukadzi Wemuchurch’ featuring Mark Ngwazi.”

He has featured Andy Muridzo, Mark Ngwazi, Tatenda Pinjisi, Yuan Gamba, Dhyaan Kumar, Dorcas Moyo, and Noel Zembe since the genesis of his career.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Mr. Favour is also a brand ambassador for several companies and is preparing to release a new album in August this year.