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Ti Gonzi Quits Music!

Ti Gonzi Quits Music!

Renowned ZIM Hip Hop artist Ti Gonzi recently shared his perspective on the global impact of Zimbabwean music, expressing his decision to step back temporarily from the music scene to explore other interests, notably nurturing emerging artists.

Ti Gonzi revealed his plans to bid farewell to his music career with the release of his upcoming album, “From Boys to Men,” scheduled to launch on his birthday, April 13. The album is a reflection on his personal journey, encompassing growth, evolution, and the challenges he has faced.

In an exclusive conversation with H-Metro, Ti Gonzi reflected on his significant contributions to the Zimbabwean music landscape, highlighting his role in elevating Zim Hip Hop to prominence within the country. Notably, he was honored with the prestigious Best Male Musician award at NAMA 2020, solidifying his impact on the local scene.

Despite his successes, Ti Gonzi expressed his disappointment with the limited global recognition of Zimbabwean music, prompting his decision to shift focus towards supporting emerging talent.

Following the release of his final album, Ti Gonzi intends to dedicate his efforts to mentoring and nurturing young artists. He has already taken steps in this direction by signing several promising talents under his label, HHYG (Hipu Hopu YekuGhetto Records), including Nashe Chinx, King Alenal, Seynskyie, Mr. Hyper, and Dollar Fad.

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In addition to his contributions to the music industry, Ti Gonzi is set to embark on a new venture with the release of his debut book titled “The Dark Night.” The book promises to delve into various aspects of life, encompassing experiences, challenges, ambitions, and the vision of Ti Gonzi as a Zimbabwean.

Reflecting on his journey, Ti Gonzi emphasized the hardships he faced, highlighting the challenges of securing airplay on radio, finding promoters, and earning a sustainable income from music. He recounted a harrowing incident in 2019 when he was robbed on his way home from the studio, underscoring the challenges inherent in pursuing a career in music.

Ti Gonzi’s decision to pivot towards mentoring and storytelling reflects his commitment to nurturing the next generation of Zimbabwean artists while sharing his experiences with a wider audience through his music and writing.

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