Vusa Mkhaya tips Mlue Jay to win ZIMA gong

Posting on his social media, Mkhaya said Mlue Jay more deserves to win the ZIMA award.

INTERNATIONAL musician Vusa Mkhaya who is nominated for the best diaspora artist award in this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe Music Awards (Zima) has tipped young South African based rapper Mlue Jay to win the same.

Mlue Jay is nominated along with Nox, Dr Chaii and Vusa Mkhaya.

Posting on his social media, Mkhaya said Mlue Jay more deserves to win the ZIMA award.

“Mlue Jay, if I had a chance to influence this (award process). I was going to give it to you, because you have been consistent and you put in some work this last year till today,” tweeted Mkhaya.

In a follow up interview with the Standard Style, Mlue Jay said he was excited about the nomination itself and considers it as a win already.

“It's already a win for me. Those that have been supporting me since way back know how hard I have worked to get that nomination. Zimas are the most important awards in the country and for me to be nominated means a lot to me and my fans," he said.

“I honestly didn’t think I would even make it but now that has given me hope to even believe that I have a chance of winning that gong.

“I thank everyone who has been behind me and everyone who has been streaming my music, the journey doesn’t end here, it has just started, and the nomination is fuel to more adventures. I also thank the awards organisers for considering artistes who are based in the Diaspora like me,” he said.

Mlue Jay is riding high with his latest album release ‘Less talk, more action’ which features Soko Matemai, Jeys Marabini, Lisa Mbali, Luminous, Kuda K and Indigo Saint.

The 11-track album was recorded and mixed at YeahWeLit Entertainment, run by Mlue Jay. Production was handled by Aboriginal Junkie from Russia, Mlue Jay, N1, Vampir3lif3style, Fired Up touch, Broskiboi, M.O, Radi on the track and JB Sauced Up.

Born Mlungisi Moyo, the artiste hails from Mangwengwe West, in Bulawayo. His debut album Donatella got him recognition as he won the Best Diaspora award at the Zim Hip hop awards.

The artiste was introduced to music in 2008 and started recording in 2010. He went on to study sound engineering in South Africa where he is now based.

The rapper named his debut album — Donatella after his daughter. Donatella is an Italian name meaning “gift” or “gift of God”.

“Donatella is a gift from God. Donatella is my beautiful daughter whom I was blessed with by the Almighty and I want to share that gift of God with the rest of the world through music," he said.

“She is the reason I do what I do every day. I hustle, I work hard in-between shifts, and also do music which is my love and passion.” .

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