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Roki’s hit single making waves

Brenda Phiri Entertainment Reporter
Urban grooves star Rockford “Roki” Josphat has made yet another comeback on the music scene with a hit single titled “Number One”. Taken off his upcoming album “Bundu Boy”, the song is not only enjoying multiple spins on radio stations but has become an anthem on dance floors.
While the song has a Rhumba feel to it, Roki urged his fans not to classify his music as he was exploring different styles in the album.

“I am happy with the response the song is getting from different sectors. The Afro beat on the song should not draw people to classifying my music as I am not limiting myself to specific genres.
Roki’s hit single making waves

“I don’t want to be labelled an urban grooves, rhumba or hip-hop artiste because what I’m doing is just music,” he said.

The song, which was released three weeks ago followed another single “I’ll Go Crazy” that features Mampi.

Roki spoke more on the album which he said was inspired by the legendary group Bundu Boys.

“The title of the album is inspired by the Bundu Boys who have always been an inspiration in my musical career. My roots stem from there because of my uncle Kenny Chatsvatsva who is one of the two surviving members of the group,” he said.

The upcoming offering is going to be Roki’s fourth album and through it, he aims to sell Zimbabwean music beyond our borders.

“There is variety on the album and with it I hope to take our music outside this country.

“This does not mean our local fans are not important but that I want Zimbabwean music to be enjoyed in other countries also,” he said.

“Bundu Boy” is expected to be out in a month.

Expectations of a platinum selling album are high from the musician who is known to turn everything he touches to gold, when he puts his mind to it that is.

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