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[[File:MApfumo-1024x682.jpg|500px|thumb|left|Leonard Mapfumo]]'''Leonard Mapfumo''' is a popular Zimbabwean Urban Grooves artist. Mapfumo is one of the pioneers of the genre who rose to prominence in the early 2000s with his hit 'Seiko' which topped the local charts. The song which  featured talented vocalist [[Roki]] and propelled him to national stardom.
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'''Leonard Mapfumo''' is a popular Zimbabwean [[Urban Grooves]] and is considered as one of the pioneers of the genre. He rose to in 2002 with his hit ''Seiko'' which featured [[Roki]]. Mapfumo has four albums and to him the sky is the limit.  
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==Personal Life==
 
==Personal Life==
Mapfumo was born on the 30 January 1983 in [[Harare]]. He grew up in the city where he would do his primary education at [[Kudzanai Primary School]] and his secondary at [[Mount Pleasant High School]].
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Mapfumo was born on the 30 January 1983 in [[Harare]]. He did his primary education at [[Kudzanai Primary School]] in [[Highfield]]. His family relocated to [[Mbare]] from Highfield. For his secondary education, he went to [[Mount Pleasant High School]].  
  
==Music Career==
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==Career==
Mapfumo's interest in music started playing at Primary school while he was doing his fifth grade. It was here that he started writing his own lyrics. Since then his passion caused him to pursue music even after he graduated from high school in 2000. Like any other parents, Mapfumo's mother was disappointed as she had wanted him to go to university. He however remained resilient and was eventually signed with Galaxy Entertainment <ref> AB, [http://www.africanbreakfast.com/2013/02/leonard-mapfumo-musician.html Leonard Mapfumo Musician], 'African Breakfast', Published: ND, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014 </ref> which was owned by [[Delani Makhalima]]. Under the record label Mapfumo was to become a household name after the release of 'Seiko'. The label helped with marketing and distribution of his music for my songs. From there on he went to release a string of hits such as 'Maidei', 'Chiuya' and 'Two chete'. The former  was so popular that it reached number one on national charts, staying there for 42 weeks.<ref> Entertaining Reporter, [http://www.thezimmail.co.zw/2014/03/20/leonard-mapfumo-a-bitter-man/ Leonard Mapfumo a bitter man], 'The Zimbabwe Mail', Published: 20 Mar 2014 </ref> He has produced four albums to date.
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Mapfumo's interest in music started to develop whilst he was still a Grade 5 pupil at Kudzanai Primary School. After finishing his secondary education, Mapfumo began to write songs. Mapfumo's mother was disappointed because she wanted her son to pursue his acadamic studies up to tertiary level. Notwithstanding this, Mapfumo remained resilient and he subsequently became part of Galaxy Entertainment which was a recording company. <ref> AB, [http://www.africanbreakfast.com/2013/02/leonard-mapfumo-musician.html Leonard Mapfumo Musician], 'African Breakfast', Published: ND, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014 </ref> which was owned by [[Delani Makhalima]]. From then onwards, he released four albums string of hits such as 'Maidei', 'Chiuya' and 'Two chete'. The former  was so popular that it reached number one on national charts, staying there for 42 weeks.<ref> Entertaining Reporter, [http://www.thezimmail.co.zw/2014/03/20/leonard-mapfumo-a-bitter-man/ Leonard Mapfumo a bitter man], 'The Zimbabwe Mail', Published: 20 Mar 2014 </ref>Mapfumo is now working for BOStv as a television presenter.  He was collaborated with many artists including, [[Cindy Munyav]], [[McDee]], [[Lazzy Tee]] amongst others.
  
 
==Grooming==
 
==Grooming==
In 2007 he opened his recording studio 'Heshi Mfeshi'. Through this initiative he started grooming several artistes. He even took some time before releasing anything new just to write and record  other artists. He is credited for identifying artists like [[Shinsoman]], Yaka and Yoz.<ref> Tinashe Sibanda, [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2014/03/21/leonard-mapfumo-bounces-back/ Leonard Mapfumo bounces back], 'NewsDay',Published: 21 Mar 2014, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014 </ref>
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In 2007,Mapfumo together with[[ Joe Machingura]] opened a recording studio 'Heshi Mfeshi' which was also meant to groom upcoming artist. He is credited for identifying artists like [[Shinsoman]], Yaka and [[Yoz]].<ref> Tinashe Sibanda, [https://www.newsday.co.zw/2014/03/21/leonard-mapfumo-bounces-back/ Leonard Mapfumo bounces back], 'NewsDay',Published: 21 Mar 2014, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014 </ref>
  
 
==Tours==
 
==Tours==
Mapfumo has performed in many different african countries. In December 2012, he together with [[Trevor Dongo]] and [[Maskiri]] embarked on his maiden United Kingdom tour.  
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Mapfumo has performed in many different nations on the African continent african countries. In December 2012, he embarked on a tour to the United Kingdom (UK) together with [[Trevor Dongo]] and [[Maskiri]].  
==Albums==
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==Discography==
 
#R & L (2005)
 
#R & L (2005)
 
#Namapfumo (2007)
 
#Namapfumo (2007)
 
#The Journey (2010)
 
#The Journey (2010)
 
#The Road to Israel (2014)  
 
#The Road to Israel (2014)  
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==Trivia==
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In 2003, Roki won the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for the song ‘’Seiko’’ which was written by Mapfumo. He is set to perform at his 32rd birthday party which is to be held in Harare on 30 January 2015.
  
 
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Revision as of 15:48, 29 January 2015

Musician, Television Personality
Leonard Mapfumo
Leonard Mapfumo
BornLeonard Mapfumo
(1983-01-30) January 30, 1983 (age 38)
NationalityZimbabwe
EducationKudzanai Primary School, Mount Pleasant High School
Occupation
  • Musician
  • Television Personality
Years active2002 to present
Known forSinging

Leonard Mapfumo is a popular Zimbabwean Urban Grooves and is considered as one of the pioneers of the genre. He rose to in 2002 with his hit Seiko which featured Roki. Mapfumo has four albums and to him the sky is the limit.

Personal Life

Mapfumo was born on the 30 January 1983 in Harare. He did his primary education at Kudzanai Primary School in Highfield. His family relocated to Mbare from Highfield. For his secondary education, he went to Mount Pleasant High School.

Career

Mapfumo's interest in music started to develop whilst he was still a Grade 5 pupil at Kudzanai Primary School. After finishing his secondary education, Mapfumo began to write songs. Mapfumo's mother was disappointed because she wanted her son to pursue his acadamic studies up to tertiary level. Notwithstanding this, Mapfumo remained resilient and he subsequently became part of Galaxy Entertainment which was a recording company. [1] which was owned by Delani Makhalima. From then onwards, he released four albums string of hits such as 'Maidei', 'Chiuya' and 'Two chete'. The former was so popular that it reached number one on national charts, staying there for 42 weeks.[2]Mapfumo is now working for BOStv as a television presenter. He was collaborated with many artists including, Cindy Munyav, McDee, Lazzy Tee amongst others.

Grooming

In 2007,Mapfumo together withJoe Machingura opened a recording studio 'Heshi Mfeshi' which was also meant to groom upcoming artist. He is credited for identifying artists like Shinsoman, Yaka and Yoz.[3]

Tours

Mapfumo has performed in many different nations on the African continent african countries. In December 2012, he embarked on a tour to the United Kingdom (UK) together with Trevor Dongo and Maskiri.

Discography

  1. R & L (2005)
  2. Namapfumo (2007)
  3. The Journey (2010)
  4. The Road to Israel (2014)

Trivia

In 2003, Roki won the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) for the song ‘’Seiko’’ which was written by Mapfumo. He is set to perform at his 32rd birthday party which is to be held in Harare on 30 January 2015.

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References

  1. AB, Leonard Mapfumo Musician, 'African Breakfast', Published: ND, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014
  2. Entertaining Reporter, Leonard Mapfumo a bitter man, 'The Zimbabwe Mail', Published: 20 Mar 2014
  3. Tinashe Sibanda, Leonard Mapfumo bounces back, 'NewsDay',Published: 21 Mar 2014, Retrieved: 23 Apr 2014