IT’S not just the colourful fauna and the lush-green Garden of Eden, Gemma Griffiths has promised even more collaborations with local artistes and shows in the coming months. She also has more smash-hit songs coming, of course.

The visuals of Winky D’s song MuGarden featuring soul singer Gemma Griffiths may have broken all success records in the country, reaching a million views less than two weeks after release on February 14, but most music lovers are still undecided over what tickles their fancy.

“It’s been absolutely incredible to see the response to Mugarden. The support and love has felt so present, even though I am currently not in Zimbabwe and I feel truly humbled by each and every comment and message I have received,” she told a local weekly.Gemma admits the popular song has bright her a wider fan-base.“I have met so many new fans via social media, and been blown away by the messages I have received.

“Winky D is absolutely fantastic. We worked really well together, and he is such a humble, downto-earth artiste, who really knows what he is doing musically.”

She cannot hide her love for Zimbabwe and its artistes and music.

“Zimbabwe is filled with incredible musicians that are world-class. The music they create is authentic and I genuinely love it. Zimbabwe has so much to offer and I am privileged to be a musician in this scene.”

For the future, Gemma Griffiths said she is in Tanzania to find new inspiration for her upcoming somgs, and will travel further around Africa for more exposure.

“I am working on some tracks at the moment — as I travel through Africa. I am writing, recording and creating what I hope will be some new music to release.

“I have one album so far and that is my debut titled My Town, which you can find on iTunes, Spotify, Apple music, as well as on YouTube.

“I will definitely be coming back to Zimbabwe soon and would love to do a show and meet everyone for sure. I will announce my travel plans on Facebook and Instagram.

“I honestly believe music can stand apart from gender. If you make music that is real, is good and is true to you as an artiste, it shouldn’t matter if you are a woman or a man, are young or old, or have dark or light skin. If we focus on making authentic and beautiful music, that is what will shine through.

“I want to say a huge thank you to every single person who has supported this project (MuGarden) and the music I am making. I have been overwhelmed by the incredible messages and comments I have received, and feel blessed to be a Zimbabwean. I feel the love so much. So, all I can say is maita basa (thank you).”

-Zoom Zim

 

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