Centrik Afrye

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

Bhekumuzi Mguni is a Zimbabwean electronic music producer known by his stage name Centrik Afrye[2] .He is currently working on a debut compilation album titled Its Only One Life.

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].He started out as a blogger[5] during his days at Tsholotsho High School where he did his General Certificate of Secondary Education Advanced Level.

"When I saw a video of Ultra Festival I then decided thant its my duty to contribute to such happiness...it's amazing how dance,how music can change lives for the better!! "

Musical Career

Beginnings 2011

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 [6][7], 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 Centrik Extortion [8] but the single failed to get any radio airplay.

2012-2013

2013-present

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.

Other Projects

Besides producing music, Afrye has worked extensively in the perfoming arts and has worked with local dance groups like Supergeeks Halotane[9]

Personal Life

He is currently based in Marondera but switches between Harare and Bulawayo for recording sessions.

Discography

As lead artist

As producer

Compilation album

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)
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  6. http://www.chronicle.co.zw/tsholotsho-high-wins-big-at-choral-competition
  7. http://www.southerneye.co.zw/2014/10/20/chipadze-wins-battle-choirs
  8. reverbnation.com/centrikafrye9/songs
  9. "SuperGeeeks website".


Category:1994 births Category:Living people Category:Zimbabwean musicians Category:African musicians Category:Zimbabwean record producers