Maselo

Maselo real name Tapiwa Jera is a Zimbabwean producer who rose to prominence after producing Andy Muridzo’s album Ngarizhambe which featured the chat topping song Dherira.

Background

Real Name

Tapiwa Jera.[1]

Career

Maselo produced Muridzo's album “Ngarizhambe” that had several hit songs. It had songs like “Dhafudhunda”, “Dherira”, ”Ngarizhambe” and “Handina Zvipande” that became popular in most public places.[2] After Muridzo left for Jah Prayzah's Military Touch Movement, Maselo launched his own stable named Maselo Productions as a move to correct mistakes that led to the Dherira hitmaker’s unceremonious departure.[1] Maselo had already recorded nine songs with Muridzo. Maselo said Muridzo never communicated to him and he was shocked to read about the deal in the newspapers.[3]

Maselo has also produced Jah Signal’s Kupinda Mubako and Baba Harare’s Hat Dzemurara which were hit songs at the time of their release. As a guitar player, Maselo went for a tour in Sweden where he was doing some guitar lectures. He has also produced music for Mathias Mhere and Progress Chipfumo.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dherira Producer,Maselo to Launch Own Stable, 263Chat, Published: February 17, 2017, Retrieved: March 26, 2021
  2. Tawanda Matanhire, Defining moment for producer Maselo, The Herald, Published: March 22, 2017, Retrieved: March 26, 2021
  3. Tawanda Matanhire, Maselo nursing a heart break, Nehanda Radio, Published: January 31, 2017, Retrieved: March 26, 2021
  4. Meet Maselo: Producer-Extraordinaire!, Urbancraft Magazine, Published: February 7, 2019, Retrieved: March 26, 2021