17 June 2016 – SA BASED Zimbabwean musician Enock Guni, popularly known as Nox,’s ultimate goal is to take the International music industry by storm and have his music known worldwide like his musical heroes Craig David, Joe Thomas and R Kelly.
One of things, this African urban grooves singer/songwriter, composer and producer, is doing to achieve this is by releasing another album in August this year, called Africa’s Best, which will be released not only in Zimbabwe and South Africa but China.
Since moving to SA, the Urban Groover has been partnering with several Zimbabwean musicians in live shows, like the one he did with veteran musician Oliver Mtukudzi and Leonard Zhakata Port Elizabeth recently. He has also performed alongside the likes of Jah Prazyah in JoBurg.
However he is a star in his own right, after being first spotted by Zimbabwean musicians Roy and Royce, at a Shape Zimbabwe project, while he was still a marketing student at Midlands State University in 2003.
That is when he first released his first radio single Iwe Maria culminating into the release for his first album, the following year, entitled Wandipengesa.
In 2005 under Chigutiro Stable he penned Chigutiro anthem together with Blush for Chigutiro Compilation 2. He also wrote songs for Diana Samkange and Nyasha on that album
In 2006 Nox released his second studio album titled Rhythm and Blue” where the song Nguva Ichauya featuring Cindy reached number 1 on Zimbabwe’s Power FM’s top 100 in 2007.
During the same year he joined forces with Tawanda Mugodhi and Trevor Dongo and they formed Afrounik and released an album titled Uniquiness, which included the a gospel hit song Musipo.
After moving to South Africa, in 2008, Nox carried on with his musical career, releasing his third album, Chapter 3 ” which had the chart topping song Ndinoshuwa featuring Leonard Mapfumo.
His fourth album Music Love and Me which had Garandichauya, which made the number 1 spot on Zimnet Radio’s Top 50.
One of the tracks Wandinoda catapulted the baby faced 33 year old to recognition in Africa, when Sony Music Africa chose the song to be part of their African Urban Contemporary music compilation album titled One Africa.
The album was played on various World Cup SA 2010 stadiums and had big names from all over Africa including 2 Face, P Square, Jozi, Nameless and others. The same song was also elected by MNET for their reality show, Big Brother Africa All Stars, which they played several times in the House, with several of his other songs.
In the same year Nox invited his fellow Urban Groovers, Snipper, Trevor, Roki , Tawanda Mugodhi and Cindy to perform in SA in the shows Urban Loving Concert in SA. That same year he released his fifth album titled Zim’s Finest:Tisu tine Yese with hits such as Ini Ndada, Tanakirana and Andipengesa.
In 2011 Nox released his 6th album called: Classic Love Songz, which had great love songs like Fona featuring Decibel and Trinta, Ngatisanyadzise ft Cindy, Vasikana Vanoda, Tsime Rerudo and other tracks..
In 2012 Nox under his new Record Label and Studio released his most successful album Ice n Roses, which carried the single Ndinonyara, which stayed on Zimbabwe ‘s Power FM weekly top 10, number 1 position for 63 days. It also made it to the Number 4 spot on Radio Zimbabwe’s Top 100 and Number 11 on Power FM’s Top 100. The video was number 3 on ZTV’s Top 50
In the same year Nox did the Zim Ndinonyara Invasion Tour, which saw him performing in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Masvingo, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru, Mutare, Zvishavane and Plumtree.
He also performed at a high profile Delta and HIFA Lion Lager Beer Festival supporting PSquare and also released his first video to aired on Channel O entitled I love you.
Nox has also performed overseas in England ‘s London, Leicester, Manchester Coventry, Birmingham, Luton, Dunstable, Leeds, Liverpool, Chester, Slough and in Australia, winning him the ZIMAA UK Most Touring Artist of the year award.
In 2013 he released his eighth album titled 8th Wonder with the single Riding Solo topping Zifm charts.
He has also made an appearance on the TV screen, with a 2002 appearance on Zimbabwean TV, called SuperStar .
The teenage heart throb, who attracts a lot of attention especially from female fans, also does charity work and in 2013, visited Jairos Jiri School in Zimbabwe where he donated soap and snacks and spent the day entertaining the children there. – Patience Rusere additional reporting by Ice n Roses.