Innocent Utsiwegota
BornInnocent Rusununguko Utsiwegota
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Musician
  • Businessman
Parent(s)Zvidzai Utsiwegota
RelativesGodfrey Utsiwegota, Simba Utsiwegota

Innocent Utsiwegota born Innocent Rusununguko Utsiwegota is a Zimbabwean businessman and musician. Utsiwegota is popularly known for his hit song In my dreams which featured Major E. He is one of the pioneers of what is known in Zimbabwe as Urban Grooves.

Background

Utsiwegota was born Innocent Rusununguko Utsiwegota in Murewa to Zvidzai Utsiwegota.[1] He has a brother named Godfrey.[2] His young brother Simba is a gospel musician. Utsiwegota grew up in Harare where his father Zvidzai ran a chain of businesses. He was the owner of established publishing house Mazongororo Paper Converters as well as Mazongororo Syringes. Most of the children in the Utsiwegota family were absorbed into the family business. At the death of their father in 2001, Innocent assumed the role of director of the group of companies that have now expanded to dealing in quarry stones with mine in Mt Darwin and Mutoko.

Career

Utsiwegota established Country Boy Records that released popular albums like Decibel's What Kind of World, Dino Mudondo's Makoikoi and the song Unodzoka Here by MC Villa. Country Boy Records was responsible for recording, marketing and distribution but it trimmed its roles to recording only. Utsiwegota says he does music for fun and attributes his long absence from music to demanding family and professional commitments.

Utsiwegota released a remix of his remixed his 2009 album titled Where?, The remixed album had new tracks added. The album featured artists such as McDee, Major E, Yombree, Jiggaz, Yagga, I.R, Zelam, Jairos Hambahamba, Hilton, Lindi and Tapiwa Gunde.[3]

Discography

Albums

  • Where?

References