'Setting the Pace' with rnb Powerhouse, Cindy




story by Blaque Aqua



They say there is a golden pot at the end of the rainbow but that has not been scientifically proven hence we will go with the saying that "there is light at the end of the tunnel".



She is one of the most celebrated R'n'B (Rhythm and Blues) female artist in Zimbabwe and when it comes to beauty she is no mean pushover either. If you don't know her that means you have to amplify your knowledge on local music because if you do not, you are surely missing out on quite a lot of good music.



She recently dropped her highly anticipated album M.V.C (Music.Vocals.Cindy) on the 24th of February on ZiFm with the leading single as Setter Pace which has been setting the pace, appearing in the top 5 on the charts of ZiFm, Star and PowerFm, who have actually adopted the song as their station's theme song.



The promotion for Cindy Munyavi's album began in 2016 with the release of four tracks along with their videos namely, Ndidzorero Moyowangu, Parariremoyo, Dai and Tsvaga Mari. Judging by the perfomance of the videos on Youtube, not many can doubt that the album will go a long way in helping Cindy re-establish her dominance on the local scene, the high quality of the songs and videos says it all!

The video clips for Dai(Ndai Ziva) featured as a promotion for Music Television programme, Music Qalabash and that shows that the media appreaciated the craft that came with the videos.



Before the release of the album, the singer/songstress won an AFRIMA (All African Music Award) for Best Female R'n'B artist in Southern Africa, which is a big achievement because looking at the amount of artists in Southern Africa alone, one will be blown away.

Back home, Cindy managed to get herself a Z.I.M.A (Zimbabwe Music Award) nomination.



When the official launch of the album itself arrived, Cindy's multitude of fans were on cloud 9  and posted their purchases on social media (facebook,whatsapp,twitter,instagram etc) to express their joy over the music that had been delivered by the 'queen' herself. Among those was the Maiwe hitmaker, Lamont Chitepo who posted his purchase on Facebook with the caption "...This is the type of Music that makes me proud to be Zimbabwean" and that was living, breathing proof that M.V.C is indeed a good album and as if to reinforce that, Zimbuzz.com and Lounge.com gave a neat review of the album citing it as her best album so far.



"The album is available on all streaming and purchase sites like Spotify, Oyosmusic, iTunes and many more. The double CD album (Blue and Red) is on sale at the Harare Main Post Office and at Cindy's Fashion Corner (Shop 8b at Regal Star Mall along George Silundika 1st and 2rd) and we have already sold 500 copies and counting...",said Cindy Munyavi in response to the question on album sales thus far and where fans can get themselves a copy of the CD.

I know most of you will be giving this sad emoji," 500 copies ( :(  )" but did you bother to check the price?, the album is being sold for $5 and that report she gave was for the POST OFFICE and Cindy's Fashion Corner sales ONLY. When you take into account the online sales through Ecocash, TeleCash, OneWallet and OyOs, those figures meteorically swell upwards.



The album itself has 26songs including the Setter Pace remixes and each song is worth a $1 on OyosMusic, so if you think the album is a flop then calculate 26 by 1 and there are several people who have bought the album on OyOs (and the advantage about OyOs is that it allows you to listen to the song before buying it) in solidarity.



Cindy herself agrees with critics who say that this just might be to her best album to date and as music fans, we are glad that she keeps delivering the goods each time she puts out new music and moreso the fact that and still wants to further develop her music.



Besides the music, Munyavi has established herself as quite the fashion icon on the local entertainment scene.

Her entrepreneurial spirit led her into establishing her own fashion house, Cindy's Fashion Corner, in the central business district and has over the years done considerably well for her.

"The business is doing well and we have added a Make Up parlour, and we charge $10 for men, $20 for women, $20 for bridemaids and $40 for the bride", she said.



Without a doubt, Cindy is definitely 'setting the pace' while everyone can only marvel and try their best to emulate her achievements so far.


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