Kamera Produces Hit Record for DJ Maphorisa (Uhuru)

2015 has been a breakthrough year for Johannesburg based Zimbabwean producer Tatenda Kamera (@mrkamera) winning his first award in November, ‘Media Personality Of The Year’ for the Zimbabwe Achievers Awards: South Africa Edition. Kamera has continued to stamp his name on some of the year’s biggest Afro Music records with production credits for top artists in Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa.

For his most recent record, Kamera has partnered with South Africa’s DJ Maphorisa of award winning group Uhuru to produce and co-write the hit record ‘Menina Bonita’ which features Nigerian super star Runtown and fellow Zimbabwean Grammy Award winning producer Brian Soko who lent a verse to the record.

Kamera shared, “This is actually my biggest record to date, to be asked to produce a record for DJ Maphorisa featuring Runtown is amazing for me as they are both known across Africa and finally linking with Brian Soko on a record is a big deal, it is really exciting!”

On its debut, the video for ‘Menina Bonita’ premiered on DSTV Channel O’s crispy fresh; is currently on rotation on MTV Base and is playing on top radio stations across Africa. ‘Menina Bonita’ which is Portuguese for ‘beautiful girl’ is the first of many records produced by Kamera expected to drop in 2016. Kamera emerged on the scene when he produced ‘Fresh & Clean’ for South Africa’s L-Tido featuring Nigeria’s Ice Prince and he has since worked with DJ Exclusive (Nigeria), Fiesta Black (South Africa) and Cleo Ice Queen (Zambia).

With a majority of Southern producers focusing on hip hop, Kamera has carved a niche for himself in the fast growing Afro Music market and as evidenced by his high work rate his goal is to soon become a household name across Africa. Kamera added, “2016 is shaping up to be a great year, I have more music dropping in Nigeria (Runtown), Ghana (D-Black) and Tanzania (Chege Chigunda). Finally, I have several crazy records with Brian Soko I am really excited for fans to hear. ”

Music lovers can watch out for Kamera’s next record dropping in mid-January for Nigeria’s fast rising star Lamboginny titled ‘Winner’ featuring songstress Chidinma, already being billed as a continental chart topper.

Mungwadzi Godwin

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