November 23 2017 -WHILE most Zimbabweans in SA have been preoccupied with political events back home, 31 year old upcoming Pretoria based Zimbabwean musician, Lenin Musiiwa, has just produced his fourth single, Africa Unite 2018, just in time for the festive season.
Lenin, whose stage name is Futurelevi, says he is planning to take reggae dancehall music to a whole new level.
Having come from a family of musicians, Lenin draws his inspiration from things that he comes across as a young man living in the Diaspora.
” My inspiration comes from the need to express my views as well as other people’s views about life,socially,economically and politically with the intention of educating and supporting the community especially the youth,” says Lenin, who started being interested in music at the tender age of six.
“My mother was a singer and my father has always loved reggae music and my grandmother from mom side was a powerful singer in the Roman Catholic church,” he says.
But unlike most Zimbabwean youths, who are pushing the usual Shona dancehall music, Lenin’s music targets both the young and old, and he is looking at having appeal even to non Zimbabweans, hence his lyrics are also in English.
Lenin started recording in 2015 with Masvingo born producer Ceeklear Musik, producing singles and is currently working with Gtbeats winners circle on an album called Volume 1 The Beginning..
Ceeklear is also a radio presenter at Hevoi radio station.
“The album talks about issues to deal with Africa as a continent,calling for unity of African states to come together as 1,instilling confidence in black pple so we can be more proud of who we are as black people
To date Lenin has produced four singles. – ZimsInSA.com reporter