26 June 2015 – BORN Obey Makamure and popularised as Tocky Vibes. He is a Kambuzuma based upcoming artist in the Zim Dancehall genre and in Contemporary Music.
After an initial struggle to get a recording deal, Tocky’s talent was eventually spotted and little had he known that this humble beginning would see him shoot to fame. The single ‘Ngoma Dzonaka‘ on the Zimbo Flavour Riddim is one of the songs to set the tempo and start a trail of chart-making hits. Since then, Tocky has established himself as a force to be reckoned with through recording successive hit singles culminating in a singles collection album.
His other hit songs include Batai Homwe warning people to stay alert of those with sticky fingers or risk getting pick pocketed. Amongst other recordings is Mhai which was mainly influenced by his brother in law and produced by Dj Fydale at Mdada Studios. Mhai is an expression of the deepest gratitude to a mother for good upbringing. The song is filled with utterances of assurance to never forget the motherhood challenges.
Ndazokundikana translating to ‘I have given in’ is a controversial song about a sister-in-law who lures her husband’s brother into bed and conscience forces him into a confession. He pleads not to be sent to the village. Controversial because such matters are not discussed openly in the Zimbabwean culture as they are considered ‘dirty laundry’ which must never come out in the public.
Tocky Vibes then went on to record other sensational hits like Chii Nemi(What’s Wrong With You), Ndini Ndinorira(I am the one who gets playtime) . His most recent tunes include ‘Handityi‘ and the inspirational ‘Usakande mapfumo pasi‘ which translates to ‘never give up’.
Tocky Vibes sings about day to day life issues and his lyrics are hard to resist and uplifting. The height of maturity in his lyrics was undisputed in Dziripo Hama, a song which creates a somber atmosphere through contemplation of the fate of the departed kindred. He goes deeper in his lyrics to lighten the plight of the dead by highlighting the predicament faced by the living who are still yet to face their death.
Tocky is promising ‘Tocky fans’ of plans to take Tocky music to a wholly new level by establishing a live playing band which will give fans a real spin for their money.
Courtesy of Tocky Vybes newswebsite