Mthabisi Tshuma, online correspondent
A modern music recording studio has been opened in Bulawayo and is expected to produce quality music.
X Studios, run by artist manager Morateoa Sidange, photographer and filmmaker Mr Wonderful, logistics guru Munyaradzi Ndlovu and Lazarus Zakaria son of Nicholas Zakaria, will welcome all artists, including the unknown.
The studio has been visited by renowned artists including Diliza and Master Zhoe.
Sidange said the studio is a start to big things as they want to spread it across the country.
âThe mission of X Studios is to uplift the Matabeleland region through art, as we noticed there was a dearth of quality sound and exposure for Matabeleland artists. We want to bridge this gap and produce international sounds.
âIn Roman numerals x is the number 10 and it’s the goal to launch 10 studios in Zimbabwe and possibly internationally eventually. These studios will also be launched in remote areas as this is where most of our talent is based, but they lack visibility, âsaid Sidange.
Sidange said the studio is currently run by producers Lance Hebron, DJ Drumz and Dagger. They also work with producers like Clap from South Africa, DJ Oskid from Harare and Hitsound from Nigeria.
âWe currently have a studio launch riddim open to anyone who wants to be on it; they only have to book their time slot with our administrator Gugulethu Nyathi.
âThe riddim is called ‘Believe in love’ and is an initiative of a young up and coming artist called Judgment who is a really good young singer,â said Sidange. – @mthabisi_mthire