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'''EX-Q''' is an [[Urban Grooves]] artist who rose to fame in 2000 after releasing his hit song 'Musalala'. From then onwards, EX-Q has been a force to reckon with,  releasing singles and some of those singles include 'Pandakakuona', 'Ndichakutevera', 'Mazirudo' and 'Tezvara varamba'. He has also done many collaborations with other Urban Grooves artists such as [[Roki]], [[Tererai Mugwadi]], [[Stunner]] and [[Extra Large]]  
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'''EX-Q''' is an [[Urban Grooves]] artist who rose to fame in 2000 after releasing his hit song 'Musalala'. From then onwards, EX-Q has been a force to reckon with,  releasing singles and some of those singles include 'Pandakakuona', 'Ndichakutevera', 'Mazirudo' and 'Tezvara varamba'. He has also done many collaborations with other Urban Grooves artists such as [[Roki]], [[Tererai Mugwadi]], [[Stunner]] and [[Extra Large]].
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In April 2018, Ex-Q launched his album, [[Tseu Tseu]].
  
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
EX-Q whose real name is Enock Munhenga. EX-Q is a father of two, Trey and Tiara and was once married to Irene Office.
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EX-Q whose real name is Enock Munhenga is a father of two children named Trey and Tiara and was once married to Irene Office.
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===Wife===
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ExQ is married to Mandisa
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===Children===
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In October 2020, ExQ and Mandisa welcomed their first child together.<ref name="iHre">[https://iharare.com/exqs-wife-mandisa-gives-birth/ ExQ’s Wife Mandisa Gives Birth On Her Birthday], ''iHarare'', Published: October 22, 2021, Retrieved: June 26, 2021</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
EX-Q rose to stardom when he released his single, 'Musalala' which was also known as 'Salad' during the turn of the new millennium. From 'Musalala' EX-Q became one of the household names during the era when Urban Grooves as a genre was gaining popularity in the country. From 'Musalala', he went on to release, 'Pandakakuona'  together with Shame and Nathan.<ref name="ZITE"> [https://www.facebook.com/pages/EXQWIZIT/119652911474205?sk=info About EXQWIZIT], ''Facebook'', Published:2013,Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> Coincidentally, when Professor [[Jonathan Moyo]] was appointed to be the Minister of Information in 2000, he introduced a policy of promoting local music and EX-Q amongst other Zimbabwean musicians who were given precedence on radio and television stations in the country.  
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EX-Q rose to stardom when he released his single, 'Musalala' which was also known as 'Salad' during the turn of the new millennium. From 'Musalala' EX-Q became one of the household names during the era when Urban Grooves as a genre was gaining popularity in the country. From 'Musalala', he went on to release, 'Pandakakuona'  together with Shame and Nathan.<ref name="ZITE">[https://www.facebook.com/pages/EXQWIZIT/119652911474205?sk=info About EXQWIZIT], ''Facebook'', Published:2013,Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> Coincidentally, when Professor [[Jonathan Moyo]] was appointed to be the Minister of Information in 2000, he introduced a policy of promoting local music and EX-Q amongst other Zimbabwean musicians who were given precedence on radio and television stations in the country.
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In 2005, EX-Q released his first album, Exquisite which had tracks such as 'Mazirudo', 'Ndichakutevera' amongst others.<ref name="ZITE"/> EX-Q claims that he relocated overseas to work on his second album, "Love is my Religion". He collaborated with various artists and the most popular song from this album was "Pane Rudo" which featured [[Oliver Mtukudzi]].
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On 26 January, EX-Q hinted that he was working on his fifth album which was supposed to be released by the end of February 2015.<ref name="TINASHE">Tinashe Sibanda, [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/01/26/ex-q-returns-stronger/ EX-Q returns stronger], ''News Day'', Published:26 Jan 2015, Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> In spite of this, two singles from the album were released in January 2015 entitled, The Way and Pore Pore.
  
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==Controversy==
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EX-Q ended his six-year-old marriage with his manager-cum-wife, Irene Office in 2014. Rumours had it that EX-Q had dumped his wife opting to stay with his longtime girlfriend who was reported to be a sugar mummy, residing in Mount Pleasant.<ref name="NIGEL">Nigel Pfunde, [http://www.thezimmail.co.zw/2014/08/19/ex-qs-marriage-on-the-rocks/ Ex-Q’s marriage on the rocks], ''The Zimbabwe Mail'', Published:19 Aug 2014, Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> After his marriage had tumbled down, it was allegedly reported that EX-Q went for a romantic holiday with his sugar mummy in Nyanga.<ref name="NIGEL"/> EX-Q dispelled this arguing that Nyanga was his rural home, hence he had gone to visit his relatives. EX-Q confirmed that he parted ways with his wife but he denied that he had dumped her to be with someone. He stated that one of the reasons for divorcing his wife was that she somehow acted as a stumbling block to his musical career.<ref name="NIGEL"/>
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* [[Nox Guni]]
 
* [[Mafriq]]
 
* [[Tererai Mugwadi]]
 
* [[Roki]]
 
* [[Sanii Makhalima]]
 
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In 2005, EX-Q released his first album, Exquisite which had tracks such as 'Mazirudo', 'Ndichakutevera' amongst others.<ref name="ZITE"/> EX-Q claims that he relocated overseas to work on his second album, "Love is my Religion". He collaborated with various artists and the most popular song from this album was "Pane Rudo" which featured [[Oliver Mtukudzi]].
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===Fake Covid-19 Certificates Arrest===
  
On 26 January, EX-Q hinted that he was working on his fifth album which was supposed to be released by the end of February 2015.<ref name="TINASHE"> Tinashe Sibanda, [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/01/26/ex-q-returns-stronger/ EX-Q returns stronger], ''News Day'', Published:26 Jan 2015,Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> In spite of this, two singles from the album were released in January 2015 entitled, The Way and Pore Pore.
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In June 2021, ExQ and [[Nutty O]] were arrested after they allegedly tendered fake Covid-19 certificates at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. The two musicians allegedly committed the offence when they returned to Zimbabwe from South Africa.
  
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The two musicians appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on 25 June 2021 facing allegations of fraud. ExQ and Nutty O were remanded in custody to Monday 28 June 2021 after the presiding magistrate postponed their bail hearing.<ref name="iH">Tim.E> Ndoro, [https://iharare.com/fake-covid-19-certificates-land-exq-nutty-o-behind-bars/ Fake Covid-19 Certificates Land ExQ & Nutty O Behind Bars], ''iHarare'', Published: June 25, 2021, Retrieved: June 25, 2021</ref>
  
==Controversy==
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On 28 June 2021, ExQ and Nutty O were released on ZWL$5000 bail each.<ref name="PN">[https://news.pindula.co.zw/2021/06/28/ex-q-nutty-o-released-on-5-000-bail-each/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+co%2FhyCZ+%28Pindula+News+2020%29 Ex-Q, Nutty O Released On $5 000 Bail Each], ''Pindula News'', Published: June 28, 2021, Retrieved: June 29, 2021</ref>
EX-Q ended his six year old marriage with his manager-cum-wife, Irene Office in 2014. Rumours had it that EX-Q had dumped his wife opting to stay with his long time girlfriend who was reported to be a sugar mummy, residing in Mount Pleasant.<ref name="NIGEL"> Nigel Pfunde, [http://www.thezimmail.co.zw/2014/08/19/ex-qs-marriage-on-the-rocks/ Ex-Q’s marriage on the rocks], ''The Zimbabwe Mail'', Published:19 Aug 2014,Retrieved:26 January 2015"</ref> After his marriage had tumbled down, it was allegedly reported that EX-Q went for a romantic holiday with his sugar mummy in Nyanga.<ref name="NIGEL"/> EX-Q dispelled this arguing that Nyanga was his rural home, hence he had gone to visit his relatives. EX-Q confirmed that he parted ways with his wife but he denied that he had dumped her to be with someone. He stated that one of the reasons for divorcing his wife was that she somehow acted as a stumbling block to his musical career.<ref name="NIGEL"/>
 
  
 
==Accolades==
 
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*Grown and Sexy (2008)
 
*Grown and Sexy (2008)
 
*Mr Urban Grooves (2012)
 
*Mr Urban Grooves (2012)
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*[[Tseu Tseu]] (April 2018)
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==Video Gallery==
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Musician
EX-Q
Enock Munhenga, Musician
BornEnock Munhenga
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Musician
Years active1996 up to present
Home townManicaland
ChildrenTrey and Tiara

EX-Q is an Urban Grooves artist who rose to fame in 2000 after releasing his hit song 'Musalala'. From then onwards, EX-Q has been a force to reckon with, releasing singles and some of those singles include 'Pandakakuona', 'Ndichakutevera', 'Mazirudo' and 'Tezvara varamba'. He has also done many collaborations with other Urban Grooves artists such as Roki, Tererai Mugwadi, Stunner and Extra Large.

In April 2018, Ex-Q launched his album, Tseu Tseu.

Background

EX-Q whose real name is Enock Munhenga is a father of two children named Trey and Tiara and was once married to Irene Office.

Wife

ExQ is married to Mandisa

Children

In October 2020, ExQ and Mandisa welcomed their first child together.[1]

Career

EX-Q rose to stardom when he released his single, 'Musalala' which was also known as 'Salad' during the turn of the new millennium. From 'Musalala' EX-Q became one of the household names during the era when Urban Grooves as a genre was gaining popularity in the country. From 'Musalala', he went on to release, 'Pandakakuona' together with Shame and Nathan.[2] Coincidentally, when Professor Jonathan Moyo was appointed to be the Minister of Information in 2000, he introduced a policy of promoting local music and EX-Q amongst other Zimbabwean musicians who were given precedence on radio and television stations in the country.

In 2005, EX-Q released his first album, Exquisite which had tracks such as 'Mazirudo', 'Ndichakutevera' amongst others.[2] EX-Q claims that he relocated overseas to work on his second album, "Love is my Religion". He collaborated with various artists and the most popular song from this album was "Pane Rudo" which featured Oliver Mtukudzi.

On 26 January, EX-Q hinted that he was working on his fifth album which was supposed to be released by the end of February 2015.[3] In spite of this, two singles from the album were released in January 2015 entitled, The Way and Pore Pore.

Controversy

EX-Q ended his six-year-old marriage with his manager-cum-wife, Irene Office in 2014. Rumours had it that EX-Q had dumped his wife opting to stay with his longtime girlfriend who was reported to be a sugar mummy, residing in Mount Pleasant.[4] After his marriage had tumbled down, it was allegedly reported that EX-Q went for a romantic holiday with his sugar mummy in Nyanga.[4] EX-Q dispelled this arguing that Nyanga was his rural home, hence he had gone to visit his relatives. EX-Q confirmed that he parted ways with his wife but he denied that he had dumped her to be with someone. He stated that one of the reasons for divorcing his wife was that she somehow acted as a stumbling block to his musical career.[4]

Fake Covid-19 Certificates Arrest

In June 2021, ExQ and Nutty O were arrested after they allegedly tendered fake Covid-19 certificates at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport. The two musicians allegedly committed the offence when they returned to Zimbabwe from South Africa.

The two musicians appeared at the Harare Magistrates’ Court on 25 June 2021 facing allegations of fraud. ExQ and Nutty O were remanded in custody to Monday 28 June 2021 after the presiding magistrate postponed their bail hearing.[5]

On 28 June 2021, ExQ and Nutty O were released on ZWL$5000 bail each.[6]

Accolades

Discography

  • Exquisite (2005)
  • Love is my Religion (2007)
  • Grown and Sexy (2008)
  • Mr Urban Grooves (2012)
  • Tseu Tseu (April 2018)

Video Gallery

ExQ - Pahukama Ft Jah Prayzah



References

  1. ExQ’s Wife Mandisa Gives Birth On Her Birthday, iHarare, Published: October 22, 2021, Retrieved: June 26, 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 About EXQWIZIT, Facebook, Published:2013,Retrieved:26 January 2015"
  3. Tinashe Sibanda, EX-Q returns stronger, News Day, Published:26 Jan 2015, Retrieved:26 January 2015"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Nigel Pfunde, Ex-Q’s marriage on the rocks, The Zimbabwe Mail, Published:19 Aug 2014, Retrieved:26 January 2015"
  5. Tim.E> Ndoro, Fake Covid-19 Certificates Land ExQ & Nutty O Behind Bars, iHarare, Published: June 25, 2021, Retrieved: June 25, 2021
  6. Ex-Q, Nutty O Released On $5 000 Bail Each, Pindula News, Published: June 28, 2021, Retrieved: June 29, 2021