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Spoken word and dub poet, Tanaka Ects Chuma shines in the arts industry

Tanaka Ects Chuma

By Nyasha Mutena

Upcoming and gifted poet, Tanaka Ects Chuma has created a solid empire in the arts industry following his nominations on the nation’s biggest award ceremonies such as the NAMA (National Arts Merit Awards) over the recent years.

With only 2 albums, (‘Ndabuda Mugaba and Chomunzira Famba’), the 24 year old is proving that he is headed for dazzling heights and gleam.

‘Chena Munzira’ was given a special mention in 2018 at the NAMA ceremony whilst ‘Chomunzira Famba’ had him nominated for outstanding spoken word Artist at the 2020 NAMA celebrations. He was also the Ignite youth Creativity Award nominee during the same year and is currently working on his third album.

“My first two albums, ‘Ndabuda Mugaba’ and ‘Chomunzira Famba’ elevated my success and shaped my career. I received overwhelming support from the fans. Now I am working on my third album and intend to release it this year (2021). I yearn to become a household name with the ability to entertain Zimbabweans and the world at large, abundantly and consistently,” said Tanaka Ects Chuma.

Beginning his music journey as a writer/poet who later switched to stage poetry/spoken word, Tanaka Ects Chuma says he has always envisioned sharing his poems through music hence his fusion of music and poetry.

He says whilst challenges in life are inevitable, his only wish is to deal with each one as it comes as well as to never give up.