|Birth name||Davison Tarugrira|
|Born||November 9, 1992|
|Origin||Glen View, Harare, Zimbabwe|
|Genres||Christian Hip Hop|
|Labels||ChristianLife Entertainment, Independent (current)|
Vardolysis or simply Vardo (born Davison Tarugarira in Harare, Zimbabwe) is a Zimbabwean Hip Hop-Rap artist.Vardolysis was among the artists featured on the Jesus Thursdays Concert held every Thursday at Planet Yolo ,Joina City, hosted by GGB . He also performed at the birthday party of Prophettes Magorimbo alongside his fellow friend Churchboy
Vardolysis liked music at an early age and he started listening to Sungura ,Reggae and Hip Hop at 9 years old. The latter with which he fell in love with. He could dub onto a cassette music playing on Power FM, a local radio station that prioritised urban local content. Vardolysis is the first born in a family of five on his paternal side and third on his maternal side. After his family split,he was brought up by his grandmother at his Mufudziwakanaka rural home and upon completion of Grade 7, he came back to Glen View. He did his secondary education at Glen View 2 high School and then proceeded to St Peter's Kubatana High School where he completed his A Level. Being a bright student, Vardolysis was brought out of his final mathematics exam pertaining to non payment of school fees, only to be re-admitted with 45 minutes remaining for the exam to end. The impact was so adverse that he completely lost confidence in passing the entire exam and contributed to lower grades. However, in 2015 Vardolysis enrolled with Harare Institute of Technology but dropped out with lack of funding. He was studying towards a B Tech Degree in I. T.
Confessions - 2014
Soon after completion of his A level exams, Vardolysis was discovered by Churchboy and the latter gave him a CD full of international instrumentals. He began writing lyrics to the beats and went back to recite before Churchboy and he immediately fell in love with Vardo's lyrical content and rapping skills. The duo approached producer Jonso in Glen Norah and recorded the first track called Confessions in 2014. They proceeded to make the remix of the track at Black Copy Records with producer Young Mic featuring a guest verse. They also shot a video of the track within the same year.
Vardolysis began to participate in various open mic gatherings organised around Gen Norah and Glen View, and distributed the song mainly on digital platforms such as whatsapp, audiomack and soundcloud.
The Cornerstone Mixtape, Memories & Reflections Album 2015
Vardolysis signed with Lions Den Records, formerly known as Heartbeat Records and began working on an album titled "Memories & Reflections", because off time constraints it was pushed aside. He then began to work on singles under the lable, notably "Mwari Makanaka" , "Cornerstone" and "Congrats", The latter was remade to "Makorokoto" which was recorded at Bodyslam Records and it was produced by Mukwa and it featured Churchboy. Compiled songs were incorporated into the mix tape titled "The Cornerstone Mixtape" which was released under Heartbeat records and Vardolysis's Dolphin Music Group imprint.
Hello WorldLP, MY LIFE
After launching ChristianLife Entertainment,Vardolysis signed Kudzai and the duo released a single titled "My Life" which featured Mutare based rapper Kinzman Samaz and C-Soul Africa singer Munaishe Chikuvadze. The instrumental was produced by Dj Estooh, Vardo's young brother, mastered by Leekay and executive produced by JamalNLE under No Limits Ent. The single was released on 28 July 2018, accompanied with lyric video. Vardolysis began working on other singles like 'Ndinotenda" and "We're Living Good" among others still to be recorded, they will feature on his upcoming extended play - "HelloWorldLP" to be released by the end of 2019 or beginning of 2020.
Vardolysis has never submitted music to radio for airplay and mainly focuses on underground music.
Dolphinbeats and ChristianLife Entertainment
Under the tag name Dolphinbeats, Vardolysis also makes beats from house, trap, reggae using various softwares but he prefers Fruit Loops. He engaged his young brother Dj Estooh who has been producing the beats for his upcoming "HelloWorldLP". Numerous beats are available on various online platforms for free downloads.
ChristianLife Entertainment is the label founded and started by Vardolysis, it mainly focuses on artist management, marketing, music and video production. Vardolysis and Kudzai are the first artists to be signed under the label. Chandapuwa -iShoko, Lincoln & Illmatrix - Chihwande hwande, Leon - Jenaguru, Mwana wa Joze lyric videos were produced under ChristianLife Ent, by Vardolysis.
The Cornerstone Mixtape 2015
- "Mwari Makanaka"
- "We're Living Good"
- "My Life"
- "Hello World"
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