Today we feature young Zimbabwean musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa known by his fans simply as Prince.

Prince comes from a music family, starting with his grandfather August Musarurwa, composer of the 1950s international hit song Skokiaan (Chikokiyana in Shona). The songs popularity also extended outside of music, with several urban areas in the United States taking its name. Several artists produced their own interpretations of the song including Louis Armstrong, Bill Haley, Herb Alpert, Brave Combo, Hugh Masekela and Kermit Ruffins.

Prince started singing in the school choir and spending much of his time playing his father's acoustic guitar. While growing up his musical influences included Oliver Mtukudzi, Salif Keita and Hugh Masekela. After finishing high school he went to the Zimbabwe College of Music.

He recorded his first album called Kurarama in 2011, followed by another album titled Garamuberevere in 2012. In 2013 he collaborated with his niece Pamhidzai Tracy Mbirimi (Pah Chihera) on a song called Runonzi Rudo, which Prince Musarurwa wrote, as well as all the songs on Pah Chihera's debut album.

Prince Musarurwa will tour East Africa on June 15, 2014 and is expected to hold a number of shows in Uganda. “I am excited about touring Uganda for the first time. I am ready for the show and hopefully I will steal their hearts” told the Zimbabwe Herald recently.

Prince will share the stage with Ugandan Daisy Ejang, the second runner up at the East Africa idols “Tusker Project Fame Season 6”. Prince will also collaborate with Daisy on two tracks during his two-week stay in Uganda. “We are going to record two tracks together which would mix Shona and Swahili” said Prince.




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