By Thomas Faranando
After years of not releasing any hit song since his hit Washu,
Noble Kanengoni – popularly known as Brown Sugah – insists he is still the king of dancehall in Kadoma.
“My status as king of dancehall is not diminished by not releasing a hit song because I eat and drink music. Music is my life. I am different from some of these up-coming artists who just release a single hit song and they vanish. I have released songs which are still having air-play in different radio stations worldwide despite having been produced years long back,” Kanengoni said.
Brown Sugah, as he loves to be called, believes he is the best chanter across the country as has filled venues and featured in high profile shows.
Brown Sugah, who is well known in the dancehall circles, this time has gone on a Hip-hop trip.
He recently released a single called Subaru, which he says is nothing about Subaru the car.
“The song is not really about Subaru the car but it’s a success celebratory song,” he said.
“It’s targeting those who are not afraid of flaunting their cash and exhibit the benefits of hard work.”
The song was produced by Simbret in Kadoma and is receiving fair likes on YouTube.
Kanengoni said he was inspired by Jah Seed of Bongo Maffin, a South African-based Afropop group. He also said Zim dancehall needs to find more substance.
He further said he would like to go into artist management as soon as he retires from the stage.
“Arts management is one subject I researched on a very wide scope and that’s where I am heading as soon I retire,” he added.
Brown Sugah has worked with artistes such as Jah Seed of Bongo Maffin, Love Jones and the late Chiwoniso Maraire, featuring on hit songs such as Hwishu, Rock My Boat and For My People.