Nutty O releases fresh mixtape dubbed Cornerstone

Zimbabwean musician Nutty O is making a huge come back two years after releasing his well-received album Mustard Seed.

Simbarashe Carrington Chiwadzwa resisted the temptation to release more music since then, however, managed to release a single titled Makanonoka earlier this year. This time he is set to release a mixtape called Cornerstone.

Nutty O. Picture : Facebook
Nutty O. Picture : Facebook

Nutty O made the announcement on social media notifying his fans of the impending project.

It’s that time of the year, THANKSGIVING season! To My #ABXPeople, YOUR FLOWERS ARE READY! for all the unending love and tireless support, i give music back to YOU!
CORNERSTONE The Mixtape. The story of Joseph the Dreamer, The Dream Interpreter, THE KING; a gift of love, melody, inspiration and motivation as is the norm; ABILITY XTENTION! Fi all who love good music! Tell a friend to tell a friend My #ABXPeople that the Music of the People is on the way. Share4Xtention. Our Hashtags #NuttyO #Cornerstone #JOSEPH #SuccessByAnyName #AbilityXtention

This announcement excited his followers who felt it was high time the musician gave them new music.

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He has not, however, disclosed how many tracks or if there are any features on the mixtape.

Nutty O Biography

Carrington Simbarashe Chiwadzwa was born on 22 June 1992 at Edith Operman in Mbare, Harare. His innate musical gift was sparked by the music he grew up listening to at a tender age, specifically UB40, he was a fan and a half.

At a tender age he was exposed to a lot of reggae music which he enjoyed listening to with his father. Against that background Nutty O was able to milk music capital which enabled him to evolve from being a listener to a brilliant yet rare musician.

High school to Nutty O was not only a learning hub but it was an environment that birthed the fully-fledged musical career for Nutty O. The name Nutty O is sacrosanct, he was given that name by his peers back then in high school, Nutty was a name that was given to crazy and lit guys and being accorded with such a name was a befitting honour. “O” was an abbreviation of Operator in full, he was called Nutty Operator, that rare guy at school who could use his musical stamina to electrify the harsh and strict learning environment.

Educational wise, Nutty O after finishing his Advanced Level proceeded to study Telecommunications Systems and Digital Marketing. Musicians are deemed as highly uneducated, well Nutty O’s song Prove Them Wrong is the answer to this stubborn opinion.

Nutty O decided to launch a fully-fledged musical career in 2014. His talent was scouted and recognised by the veteran music producer Funkydalic the Cashlibs City Producer. Since then the lethal combination of the two enabled them to release a myriad of hit songs which made them to grab the attention of the streets. From then airplay and radio interviews haunted the two relentlessly.

In 2015, Nutty O joined Kenako Muzik. During that time it housed musical heavyweights and decorated music producers Dj Tamuka and Oskid. Nutty O released a smash hit Kwandabva Kure which did very well on local charts and beyond. Internationally the song occupied the third spot on the Dj Edu BBC Radio 1 Extra Destination Africa DNA Show. This was the turning point in his career. It widened his audience and motivated him to strive for more. The same year in August, he shared the stage with the energetic Jamaican artist Charly Black. Nutty O closed the year on a high note after he was nominated as the most promising artists by the Zimdancehall Awards.

In 2016, Nutty O further accelerated his musical tempo when he released another hit single Do It Alone which was produced by his musical partner in crime Dj Tamuka. The song enabled the Jamaican audience to give him an ear for the song was premiered on Jamaica’s Suncity Radio 104.9 FM. The international market was further widened and this led Nutty O to be featured by one of Jamaica’s fine dancehall act Chilando on a song titled Don’t Be Rude. As a tried and tested brand he toured the UK where he delivered a spirited performance. His tour like veld fires spread South of Limpopo and he concluded the year by touring Capetown, Johannesburg and South Africa.

In 2017, Nutty O’s musical light glowed all year out. The year started on a good note after he signed a deal with the giant musical stable Military Touch Movement which is owned by the legendary Jah Prayzah. The Military Touch Movement released a hit song titled Chekeche and his killer verse took musical lovers on a date. His first single with Military Touch Movement which was titled Bugatti became the streets anthem and the ghetto centric musical video was a good icing to the cake tasting musical audio. Bugatti music video premiered on Trace Africa and climbed to Number 5 on the Norway iTunes reggae chart. The fruits of his hard-working art bore fruits as he scooped the Best New Comer Award at the Zimdancehall Awards the same year.

In 2018, Nutty O’s musical influence was irresistible, even bigger brands could not resist the international music which was being released by a humble and local folk. He became the Brand Ambassador of one of the biggest Telecommunications company in Zimbabwe ZOL Fibronics. His music was featured on Trace Africa. He blessed his fans with another smash hit Boomshelele which catapulted him to greater heights. He further toured Australia, Botswana and South Africa the same year. For the second time, he shared the stage with the Jamaica’s country boy Charly Black.

In 2019, Nutty O’s highly esteemed musical career revolutionized and recorded scores of successes. His presence on the international market was felt especially through the song he was featured by Jamaica’s reggae songstress Etana titled No Money No love which was on the Reggae Forever album, the album jumped to number 1 on the Reggae Worldwide Billboard as well as number 1 on the iTunes World Wide Reggae Top 200. The Reggae Forever Album was also nominated as the Best Reggae Album at the Grammy Awards. Corporate organizations took turns to engage Nutty O on their flagship projects. He made a jingle for Sasai Zimbabwe, also did a jungle for UNDP Sustainable Development Goals. His style of delivery and pattern made him recognised and he was the only Zimbabwean artist who performed at the Bob Marley Commemoration Festival in Abu Dhabhi. He also performed with the former Michael Jackson record producer Teddy Riley . In a bid to quench their musical thirst, for the second time, the Botswana music promoters engaged Nutty O and he set the stage on fire during the maiden tour. He also shared the Boomshelele and the Vroom experiences with his South African fans during another maiden tour in South Africa. Back at home in April 2019, Nutty O shared the stage with the Nigerian dancehall star Patoranking. Patoranking further endorsed Nutty O and publicly confessed to be a staunch fan of the Abx General. He further worked with giant brands like UNDP, Econet Wireless, ZOL, Youth Konekt, Elevate, Baobab Global, Urban Voice, Zim Invoice Pusha Maworks , just to mention a few. In 2019, the journey which started from the studio where hits were made to maiden tours, from there the corporate world engaged him and later on the same year awards filled Nutty O’s closet. He received the Best Male Award at the Zimdancehall Award and the Best Zimdancehall Song Award at the prestigious Star FM awards.

Biography by Pointblank


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