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|name = Centrik Afrye
 
|name = Centrik Afrye
 
|image = [[file:Centrikafrye.png]]
 
|image = [[file:Centrikafrye.png]]
|background = musician
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|background = electronic artist, cinematographer
 
|birth_name = Bhekumuzi Mguni
 
|birth_name = Bhekumuzi Mguni
 
| birth_date      = {{birth date and age|df=yes|1994|9|11}}
 
| birth_date      = {{birth date and age|df=yes|1994|9|11}}
 
|origin = [[Bulawayo]], Zimbabwe
 
|origin = [[Bulawayo]], Zimbabwe
|genre = Dance, House, EDM
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|genre = Dance, House,  
|occupation = Musician, recording artist, Music producer , Remixer
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|occupation = Music producer , Remixer
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|instruments = synthesizer, drum machine
 
|years_active = 2011–present
 
|years_active = 2011–present
|associated_acts = Djembe Monks, Synchronexus, [[Tehn Diamond]]
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|associated_acts = Djembe Monks, [[Tehn Diamond]]
 
|label =  Independent <small>(current)</small>
 
|label =  Independent <small>(current)</small>
 
|website = http://www.centrikafryeworld.com <ref>{{cite web|title=Centrik Afrye official website|url=http://www.centrikafryeworld.com}}</ref>
 
|website = http://www.centrikafryeworld.com <ref>{{cite web|title=Centrik Afrye official website|url=http://www.centrikafryeworld.com}}</ref>
 
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Bhekumuzi Mguni is a Zimbabwean electronic music producer known by his stage name '''Centrik Afrye'''<ref> linkedin.com/BhekumuziMguni</ref> .He is currently working on a debut compilation album titled Its Only One Life.
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Bhekumuzi Mguni is a Zimbabwean artist with credits in visual arts, cinematography and music known by his stage name '''Centrik Afrye'''<ref> linkedin.com/BhekumuziMguni</ref> .
  
 
==Early Life==
 
==Early Life==
 
Centrik Afrye grew up in the dusty streets of one of [[Bulawayo]]'s oldest townships Entumbane .He attended [[St Pius X |St Pius]] Primary School, a [[Roman Catholic]] church pre-school and later went on to do his primary education in various schools including Nyamande Primary School<ref> http://www.graduates.com/ss/349632</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=People Choice work like Slaves website|url=https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/10/31/peoples-choice-work-like-slave
 
Centrik Afrye grew up in the dusty streets of one of [[Bulawayo]]'s oldest townships Entumbane .He attended [[St Pius X |St Pius]] Primary School, a [[Roman Catholic]] church pre-school and later went on to do his primary education in various schools including Nyamande Primary School<ref> http://www.graduates.com/ss/349632</ref><ref>{{cite web|title=People Choice work like Slaves website|url=https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/10/31/peoples-choice-work-like-slave
&sa=U&ei=B74kVfSYGIK6aeWCgMAP&ved=0CBgQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNEsE3Wn6NDFjdJWzFHJY12WIojZvg}}</ref>.He started out as a writer<ref>{{citeweb|title=The Centric African website|url=https://bhekumuzimguni.wordpress.com/2012/09/23/bheki-beekay-mguni-vows-to-take-blogging-to-greater-heights-in-zimbabwe}}</ref> during his days at [[List of schools in Zimbabwe |Tsholotsho High School]] where he did his [[General Certificate of Secondary Education]] Advanced Level.
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&sa=U&ei=B74kVfSYGIK6aeWCgMAP&ved=0CBgQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNEsE3Wn6NDFjdJWzFHJY12WIojZvg}}</ref>.
  
 
<blockquote> <i>Music has a power like no other, dance is the praise song to that power</i>"</blockquote>
 
<blockquote> <i>Music has a power like no other, dance is the praise song to that power</i>"</blockquote>
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==Musical Career==
 
==Musical Career==
  
===Beginnings <small> 2011 </small>===
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===Beginnings <small> from 2011 </small>===
Its unclear what prompted him to do electronic music but some journalists have written stating that the rise and popularity of dance music in Africa, pioneered by the likes [[Black Coffee]],Euphonik and [[Locnville ,may have inspired Afrye to pursue the genre. He was a member of the widely successful school choir; Tsholotsho High School <ref>http://www.chronicle.co.zw/tsholotsho-high-wins-big-at-choral-competition </ref><ref>http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2014/10/20/chipadze-wins-battle-choirs</ref>, from 2011 to 2012. The summer of 2011 saw Centrik Afrye starting to experiment with the music-making software, FL Studio, leading to the release of his first single <i>'''Centrik Extortion'''</i> <ref>reverbnation.com/centrikafrye9/songs</ref> but the single failed to get any radio airplay.
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Its unclear what prompted him to do music but some journalists have written stating that the rise and popularity of dance music in Africa, pioneered by the likes [[Black Coffee]],Euphonik and [[Locnville ,may have inspired Afrye to pursue the genre. He was a member of the widely successful school choir; Tsholotsho High School <ref>http://www.chronicle.co.zw/tsholotsho-high-wins-big-at-choral-competition </ref><ref>http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2014/10/20/chipadze-wins-battle-choirs</ref>, from 2011 to 2012.
 
 
===2012-2013===
 
 
 
===2013-<i>present</i>===
 
  
 
==Musical Influences==
 
==Musical Influences==
[[Kanye west]] , [[Lorde]], [[Locnville]] , [[Years and Years]] , [[Black Coffee]] and [[Tehn Diamond]] have been cited as some of his musical influences. He once said in an interview that dance "music would be much fun if all the elements are mashed up " to create a beautiful electronic sound.
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[[Black Coffee]] and [[Tehn Diamond]] have been cited as some of his musical influences. He once said in an interview that dance music would be much fun if all the elements are mashed up to create a beautiful electronic sound.
  
 
==Other Projects==
 
==Other Projects==
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==Personal Life==
 
==Personal Life==
He is currently based in Zimbabwe.
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He is currently based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
 
 
==Discography==
 
===As lead artist===
 
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===Compilation album===
 
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==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:11, 5 February 2019

Centrik Afrye
Centrikafrye.png
Background information
Birth nameBhekumuzi Mguni
Born (1994-09-11) 11 September 1994 (age 27)
OriginBulawayo, Zimbabwe
GenresDance, House,
Occupation(s)Music producer , Remixer
Years active2011–present
LabelsIndependent (current)
Associated actsDjembe Monks, Tehn Diamond
Websitehttp://www.centrikafryeworld.com [1]

Bhekumuzi Mguni is a Zimbabwean artist with credits in visual arts, cinematography and music known by his stage name Centrik Afrye[2] .

Early Life

Centrik Afrye grew up in the dusty streets of one of Bulawayo's oldest townships Entumbane .He attended St Pius Primary School, a Roman Catholic church pre-school and later went on to do his primary education in various schools including Nyamande Primary School[3][4].

Music has a power like no other, dance is the praise song to that power"

Musical Career

Beginnings from 2011

Its unclear what prompted him to do music but some journalists have written stating that the rise and popularity of dance music in Africa, pioneered by the likes Black Coffee,Euphonik and [[Locnville ,may have inspired Afrye to pursue the genre. He was a member of the widely successful school choir; Tsholotsho High School [5][6], from 2011 to 2012.

Musical Influences

Black Coffee and Tehn Diamond have been cited as some of his musical influences. He once said in an interview that dance music would be much fun if all the elements are mashed up to create a beautiful electronic sound.

Other Projects

Besides producing music, Afrye has worked extensively in the perfoming arts and has worked with local dance groups like Supergeeks Halotane[7]

Personal Life

He is currently based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

References

  1. "Centrik Afrye official website".
  2. linkedin.com/BhekumuziMguni
  3. http://www.graduates.com/ss/349632
  4. [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2013/10/31/peoples-choice-work-like-slave &sa=U&ei=B74kVfSYGIK6aeWCgMAP&ved=0CBgQFjAE&usg=AFQjCNEsE3Wn6NDFjdJWzFHJY12WIojZvg "People Choice work like Slaves website"] Check |url= value (help). line feed character in |url= at position 68 (help)
  5. http://www.chronicle.co.zw/tsholotsho-high-wins-big-at-choral-competition
  6. http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2014/10/20/chipadze-wins-battle-choirs
  7. "SuperGeeeks website".