Revolutionary musician and songwriter, Comrade Chinx was advancing through life like any other citizen until an awful involvement with an obscure ailment had him so alarmed, he requested the Lord’s assistance.
The best-known chimurenga vocalist of his period, Cde Chinx, real name Dickson Chingaira Makoni enjoyed a career resurgence in 2000 with the ‘Hondo YeMinda Songs’ when the Government embarked on the land Reform, which we now refer to as the Third Chimurenga.
The excitement over Cde Chinx’s return to the studio to do some music is long overdue, however significantly more essential is that he is recording a gospel album.
Zimbuzz spoke to Cde Chinx at his home in Chitungwiza after a gathering of ZANU PF Patriots made donations to the ailing singer.
ZANU PF Patriots is a WhatsApp group of ZANU PF Cadres within and outside the country, the group discusses a number of issues pertaining to the national issues and is determined to transform itself into a trust.
“Baba na Mai ndivo va Mwari vekutanga padhuze neni kubva kuna Mwari chaiye, saka zvandinotaura nababa na Mai ndikataura naMwari sekunge ndiri kutaura nababa vangu nemusunungikiro wandinoita navo, ndinofunga Mwari anozvinzwa,” vakarondedzera Cde Chinx.
“My album will have six songs and I have already written them, amongst some of the songs are “Mwari Munogona” and “Izwi Renyu Haridonhi,” he added.
“As soon as i get a little better im hitting the studio, kuimba nziyo dzeNyika hadzina kusiyana ne nziyo dze Church, Nyika and Gospel are one thing nekuti handinamate ndisiri panyika,” he explained.
He continued with his hilarious analogies: “Ipo pano patakatsika apa titori denga resvosve,zvekuti tikatsika svosve ritotonzwa kuti pane chabva kudenga chanditsika.”
One of the Zanu-PF Patriots members Dr Masimba Mavaza is going to fund Cde Chinx’s recording including the shooting of the videos.
He spoke to Zimbuzz on what it means to preserve our music legacy.
“The legacy and the history of a nation lies in songs,music is inspirational ,a song lives in the mind of a person more than a book even the mind of an illiterate person,” he said.
Dr Masimba Mavaza who is based in the United Kingdom said he was leaving a payment of three thousand dollars to go towards video production.
Other members made donations of various food stuff and 200 birds for a poultry project.
Cde Chinx made a plea for assistance as he was struggling to keep up with the food demands of his medication. He says he is suffering from an unknown disease which the doctors have failed to diagnose.