Urban Grooves music decades after

By ZBC Reporter

The turn of the millennium saw the rise of urban grooves music which gave a number of upcoming artists an opportunity to showcase their talent.

While the majority have disappeared from the radar, others have withstood the test of time.

Urban grooves music which took the industry by storm in the early 2000s managed to cut across all age groups owing to its captivating lyrics from the likes of Roy and Royce, Trinity, Decibel, Sani, Plaxedes Wenyika, Roki and Leonard Mapfumo.

EXQ an urban groover who charmed music lovers with songs like Mazirudo and Ndichakuteera has managed to stand the test of time and his recent hits like Ngatiite Musikanzwa, Tsvigiri, Nzenza and Pahukama are testimony of his versatility and how he has evolved with time.

Stunner, who also became a house hold name during those days, is still standing.

Having risen to stardom after the release of his first track Maria, Nox has also managed to weather the storm and is still churning out hits.

I started with urban grooves and now that the industry is evolving. I have done other sounds like jiti, and amapiano. The music scene demands one one to be consistent and very creative,he said.

While artists like Decibel and Betty Makaya have relocated to other countries where they have produced music which has received lukewarm response, some like David Chifunyise, Roy and Royce, Mafriq, Slice and Tererai have disappeared from the music scene, much to the disappointment of their fans.

The talented Roki has also disappointed his legion of fans by not living up to his billing.

The turn of the millennium saw the rise of urban grooves music which gave a number of upcoming artists an opportunity to showcase their talent.

While the majority have disappeared from the radar, others have withstood the test of time.

Urban grooves music which took the industry by storm in the early 2000s managed to cut across all age groups owing to its captivating lyrics from the likes of Roy and Royce, Trinity, Decibel, Sani, Plaxedes Wenyika, Roki and Leonard Mapfumo.

EXQ an urban groover who charmed music lovers with songs like Mazirudo and Ndichakuteera has managed to stand the test of time and his recent hits like Ngatiite Musikanzwa, Tsvigiri, Nzenza and Pahukama are testimony of his versatility and how he has evolved with time.

Stunner, who also became a house hold name during those days, is still standing.

Having risen to stardom after the release of his first track Maria, Nox has also managed to weather the storm and is still churning out hits.

I started with urban grooves and now that the industry is evolving. I have done other sounds like jiti, and amapiano. The music scene demands one one to be consistent and very creative,he said.

While artists like Decibel and Betty Makaya have relocated to other countries where they have produced music which has received lukewarm response, some like David Chifunyise, Roy and Royce, Mafriq, Slice and Tererai have disappeared from the music scene, much to the disappointment of their fans.

The talented Roki has also disappointed his legion of fans by not living up to his billing.

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