Kwaito prodigy Mawiza (real name Wisdom Moyo) today released a track inspired by charismatic former Zimbabwean International footballer Chipo ‘Jackroller’ Tsodzo.
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The track which was produced by Manplaza and mastered by Cal_vin is the artist’s second production this year having collaborated with Skaiva, Lord Skeelz and Chookie in the song Forever Babe, which has been rocking the airwaves of late.
“I was just scrolling through television channels and I came across a program on ZBC TV, (which) talked about football legends.
“When I heard that Chipo Tsodzo was the subject matter, I watched it because he (Tsodzo) is a workmate of mine in a nonprofit making organization called Grassrootsoccer Zimbabwe, where we are volunteering. After watching the show I was inspired to write a song, in honour of Mjeke (Tsodzo’s other nickname),” said the soft spoken Kwaito star.
Chipo Tsodzo is a famous name in the local football industry. The ex-footie was capped several times for Zimbabwe Warriors in a career that spanned almost two decades.
The journey started at the now defunct Zimbabwe Saints, took him to Masvingo United, Bulawayo giants Highlanders, Mwana Africa back again to Highlanders before he hanged his boots in 2011.
“I learnt that Chipo could play every position. He was versatile. When he realised he was no longer prolific upfront, he switched and became a defender. ln the song I’m saying I’m also versatile Iike Chipo. As a youth in Zimbabwe you have to be a Jack of all trades to survive. You have to find different ways of gaining income ” added Mawiza.
Tsodzo is currently the assistant coach at ZIFA Southern Region Division One side Zim Leopards.
Mawiza, who is known for tracks such as Khetha, Tjovo, Sbangani and Sobabili amongst others, has a lot on the pipeline for Kwaito fans.
“Chipo Tsodzo is the first track on my upcoming project Kwaitofied Volume 1,which will be released later on in the year. “
“The video for the song is also coming out soon.”
The Entumbane based star is a regular on most events in Bulawayo and has also performed in Harare at the Shoko festival, Victoria Falls, Gweru and Hwange.