Friday, 15 February 2013

GAMU NHENGU RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE

After battling visa troubles Gamu Nhengu is now preparing to launch her music career.

The former X Factor contestant is back and has a new single Shake The Room. Gamu, 21, turned to the 1960s for inspiration and mixed it with a contemporary twist of the RnB sound that she loves.

Her official first single from the album A Love Like This, is Shake The Room and it is her introduction to the world as a solo artist with a sound she has dubbed Nu: Vintage. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO

Gamu took a year to complete her debut album because she wanted to make sure her first offering was something she could be proud of.
She said: 'I wanted to make something that would last, something timeless, classic and classy – like a Chanel suit.
'It was all about what direction I wanted to take, about trying to find who I was. Most of the songs are about love, because I wanted to sing about what I knew.

'I wanted things I could relate to: being in love, and heartbreak. The same things any young person will write about, really.'

Music has always been a big part of her life and it has helped her through many tough times. She said: 'Music has always been an escape for me. I wrote my first song when I was six, and even in nursery school, I was in every play.

'If you’re African, music is embedded in you. If you’re doing the dishes, you’re singing.'

Having grown up in Harare, Zimbabwe, she moved to the small Scottish town of Clackmannanshire when she was young and auditioned for X Factor in 2010.

Unfortunately, Cheryl Cole chose to take Katie Waissell and Cher Lloyd through to the live shows instead of Gamu.

The media exposure also triggered a brief storm about her family’s visa status, although they have always lived in the UK legally, and when their case went to court, it was dismissed in a matter of minutes.

'It was all overwhelming,' Gamu says now. 'I couldn't go to get my eyebrows done without someone chasing me down the street and offering me a record deal, or saying they could do this thing or that thing for me.

'But though I was very flattered that people were interested, I needed to feel comfortable, like I wasn’t selling myself short. So I waited for the right thing.'
With the support of the British public Gamu found the strength to carry on with her pursuit of a music career and eventually signed to Scottish independent label GSound Records, because it felt 'like a family'.

She said: 'It's more like a family. In a big label, I think I'd have been more like a child, being told what to do. But in a small label, you get to know everybody and they get to know you. That was definitely important to me.'

19 comments:

Ndiye we kuti ndikaenda kumba ndinotambirwa nefiring squad pa airport here uyu zviya?

kikikiki eve ishuwa here akati firing squad here,

ndanga ndichishaya kuti zviya mbiri yake ndeyeyi...ndazoziva manje...

Yes those were her actual words Hazy.

ichokwadi iweee wanga uripiko 2010.....akazvitaura!!!!1

asi ivo ma British are so naive vangateererawo zvakadaro...kakahwihwidza zvakapisa tsitsi..hanzi firing squad...kana ndimiwo

aaaahhh homie homie....sei sei apo.Ndakashamisika ini kuti hezvo hezvo FIRING SQUAD-ZvemuTerevision chaizvo!!!

...different market strategy...good luck...zvinhu zvako zvinogona kuita right...I wud buy song yako iyi than kutenga dzimwe junk dzandinonzwa e.g "kumba kwedu tinemushina wekubendesa mabanana"...

She is gifted, hope you career takes off Gamu. Wish you had an African boyfriend though, wekumana chaiye kuti zvinyatsotyisa.

you right l think she watches one too many movies...n they belive it too where she lives...shame..

Shame to Samuel Cow".....Spot on Gamu,touch of class,amazing video brilliant costume,wait a minute babs,I'm shock you are a stepper.lol 9ja

Gamu I wish all the best in life with your music career Truly . Also to remind you kuti Ziva kwawakabza nokuti kwaunoenda husiku sometimes people might have influenced you to say what you said to get papers to stay in UK that Firing Squad will be at the Airport waiting for you. Which i can not comment because i don't know the truth. But whatever you do please take care of yourself and your mum i saw her on TV she truly loves you. Good Luck

A woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do. Tese tine dzedu dzatakanyepa kuti tiwane hugaro munyika yevatorwa,kuti tigokwanisa kushanda. Vamwe vakaoora/roorwa nevagari vemo. Vamwe vakati ndakatiza ZANU, vamwe vakati ndiri nherera. Munhu wese ane pake paakarwisa napo. Everyone was looking for something that would work for them. The only difference is that her battle went public and the rest of our battles are only known to our families and our lawyers.

Inga wani vamwe vanochema pamberi pavaMugabe,vamwe vanoti vamugabe mwana waMwari,vamwe vanomuti akagadzwa namwari,vamwewo ndovanobvisa hembe pamberi pemaAmbassador nemuzitaraVamugabe.Vamwewo vanoti Mugabe haafe,akafa haaore,akaora haanhuwe.Pamusoro pezvo tinevayewo Sisi vemuBig Brother be kuita zvinyadzi pamberi pevanhu.Vayeka vekutitukaka isu maZimba.Iko zvino Sisi vavakuti ndivo mukuru wevakuru vevatsigiri wemukuru.Varikutika vanehavi yekuona kumbomuona iyeka mukuru vachizeya nyaya.Hameno KUNONZI KUTSVAGA MARI HAMA DZANGU.APUNYAIRA HAASHAYI MISODZI.KO GAMU MAIDA KUTI AITE SEIWO.

haaa Mazimbo we know no bounds when it comes to that ....and we do it with straight faces...kana ganda kumeso vamwe hatina...ummm zvakaoma

hoooo i wonder kuti yakandiskippa sei nguva iyi ndaiona chibuku road show and starbrite.

too many movies ange aifarira rambo lol

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