South Africa: Musician strives for excellence

By Tarisai Maringire – South African based Zimbabwean artiste, Mad Fisher believes that language difference in music is a barrier that can be overcome by coming up with a good musical masterpiece.

Mad Fisher

Mad Fisher

In an interview, Mad Fisher real name Simeon Justice, said the South African market is tough to break into especially if one is a foreigner, but one can excel if he/she is exceptional.

“The S.A. music market is very challenging because of the language difference however, what is good is good. People always fall in love with good music.”

“I have managed to showcase my Shona lyrics on many shows in South Africa, hopefully I will be featuring on one of the Switzerland outfit Naja Vibes’ song as they have fallen in love with my Shona lyrics,” Said an elated Mad Fisher.

The Mbare bred Dancehall artiste said, collaborations with South African artistes have made him acceptable by many of his South Africans fans besides the unwavering support from Zimbabweans based there.

“I have worked with Teba Shumba Blak supreme, VGL and also in the process of working with Black Delinger. I have performed on Red bull show in Gugulethu, I have been performing in full house shows, the reception has been overwhelming,” he said.

 Recently he performed alongside Freeman and Bad man on their successful South African tour.

Before relocating to South Africa Mad fisher had produce songs which include Huya Unditore, Bawl and beg, Ndafunga iwe, with former Star kids presenter Tinevimbo Chimbetete and God my Protector featuring Dr Clarence.

The Dancehall artiste is currently working on his album called The Return which he said is coming out soon.

Zimbabweans Musicians of late have become darlings of South African music fans, they include Dj Oskido, Buffalo Soul Jah and Jah Seed of Bongo Muffin among other musicians.