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Limpopo reggae music sensation is back with a new album

Reggae music lovers in Musina have been asking themselves about the whereabouts of their multiple award-winning local reggae star, Evans Mudau.

Famously known by his stage name, Jah Rubza Vhadau, the much loved artist has been out of limelight for some time. The good news for his fans is that despite the lockdown and the current fight against the pandemic, Mudau has bounced back and has just released a new album last week.


The album, titled Covid-19 is a combination of original, deep and skanking reggae which will automatically force reggae music lovers to put their dancing shoes on. The heavy bassline, outstanding drum beats, soothing rhythms and Mudau’s beautiful voice make the album an outstanding offering which will easily penetrate into the tough dog-eat-dog music industry.

Mudau, who drew his inspiration from Bob Marley and Colbert Mukwevho, said his album consists of ten songs that have been composed with different themes to satisfy a variety of music lovers. The tracks include Corona Virus, Digweleji, Makotoponi, Africa Unite, Yemani ka maudu, Vhana vhashu, Cellphone, Condomise, Mhantsala murahu and Feeling free.

The artist, who has released four previous albums and several singles in his 20-year music career, said his latest offering is doing well.

“I can’t believe that since its release last week, the demand is sky rocketing, especially here in Musina. This is because I have been out of limelight for some time and my fans were missing my beautiful original music. I’m really overwhelmed by this massive support.”

Jah Rubza Vhadau is very outspoken against music piracy.

“For some of us, music is a job that brings food on the table. We urge everyone to buy original music so that the industry can grow, thereby giving is some profit to meet our daily needs,” he said.
He has a message to the budding artists: “The music industry is sometimes very rough. Work hard and never give up on your dreams. The road might be rocky now but good things will follow you if you don’t give up. You must also save the little you get so that you may have something when your music career hits a snag.”

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