By Titos Makondo
Mareddy vowed to keep rolling till he writes his name in gold in music realm.
The 34-year-old guitarist from Chipinda Pools, Chiredzi South, performs like one of sungura heavyhitters, Aleck Macheso, according to his fans’ remarks.The 34-year-old guitarist from Chipinda Pools, Chiredzi South, performs like one of sungura heavyhitters, Aleck Macheso, according to his fans’ remarks.
Mareddy, a busy bee striding to adding in to his musical talent said for him labeled as Macheso’s likelie depicts his “peri peri” musical talent and motivates him.
This, he mentioned reacting to fans’ politics over his vicarious-trending-track titled “Titavuya”, released in 2022.
Speaking about his track that towed him closer to limelight, the flamboyant budding artist born as Freddy Madhomu described “Titavuya” as a tantrum he threw to showcase his musical prowess.
“Though l am not yet recognised, but seems like legions of people are interested in my music.l am brewing a six-song-platinum-album with an intent of entering the kingdom of prominence.
“This time l want Macheso to be the first to comment as my naked desire is for “Himself” to hand-shake me like what RG Mugabe did to him”, he said.
Mareddy who seems to be battling to meet music production costs due to lack of sponsorship said heavyweights should consider towing newbies to limelight at no gain.
“l have been Macheso’s top fan since the dawn of his musical career till now.ln truth, the man has been sitting right on top of music log through hardwork, grit and support from fans and government.
“I even vote for him on Radio Zimbabwe Top 50 and always scoops the top soup.As a newbie,l think l would soar Tsonga sungura music to a higher platitude, if he can also support me”, he outlined.
The singura-maestro-to-be begged fans to learn to differentiate his music from Macheso’s even though their music seems to be identical.
“Always bear in mind that we all play sungura but in little differences especially when it comes to vocals.I will keep saying: l sing in Xitsonga (Shangaan) and Chishona and “Him” in Chishona and Chichewa”.
He added mentioning he is not after Macheso’s fans and shouldn’t squabble over fans.
“My time for dazzling into music is now and l promise to make majic with my guitar”, he concluded making a radical calling for all heavyweights to give a helping hand to aspiring artists.