Is an award winning Zimbabwean rapper who started his music in 2002.

Background

Maskiri was born Alishias Musimbe in April 1980 in the dormitory town of Chitungwiza. He attended Chinembiri Primary School in Chitungwiza and Chemhanza Secondary school where he was expelled for bullying other students and absconding lessons. His parents were angry and disowned him before sending him to Guruve. He came back after a year and apologized. [1] He has four younger brothers and two sisters.

Music Career

He first hogged the limelight in the new millennium where he was part of the group Pathhood Entertainment with Munetsi, Mr Cee and the late Action Jackson.[2] The rapper became famous in 2002 after releasing his debut album Muviri Wese which carried the hit songs Tambudzai, Zverudo Zvaramba (featuring Roki) and Dhara Rangu. Maskiri has six albums to his name namely Muviri Wese, Blue movie, Tapinda Tapinda, Ndotown Yacho, New Look (2010) and Recovery(2013). Recorded at Bantu Beats Studios in South Africa, the New Look album contained hits such as Handina Kwandinoenda and Wenera (featuring Nox and Chagwa Black. Wenera topped the charts in 2012 becoming number two on Power FM's top 100. The video (makiri's first ever) came up tops on ZBC TV. On 22 December 2012, he embarked on his maiden United Kingdom tour with Trevor Dongo and Leonard Mapfumo.

Awards

In 2012, he won the Best Male Artist at the Zim Hip Hop Awards.

Controversy

At one time he nursed a broken leg for allegedly jumping off the third floor after being caught with someone's wife in 2005. In 2002 his song Dhara Rangu was banned following an outcry by Christians that the song contained elements of blasphemy.

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