Admire Nago Hopes to Build A Lasting Legacy



For an emerging artist, gospel musician Admire Nago has relatively outdone himself thus far. He has rubbed shoulders with some of the industry’s most recognizable names and even went further on to collaborate with a few of them on one or two tracks- something that is nothing short of an endorsement and a vindication of his undoubted talent.

The Masvingo-born and bred musician, who made inroads into the market with his single ‘Wandigadza’ that was released early in 2018, gave Urban Craft magazine a brief but insightful glance into his career and humble beginnings.
“I started singing while I was still at the University Great Zimbabwe University where I was doing my honours in Media (2015).  It was during my performance at one of the graduation ceremonies that my music lecturer Mr Cox said, ‘Ady, I think you should record because you have a wonderful voice’.
 “I took his advice and by the time 2016 came, I had recorded a 6 track debut called ‘Tariro’ and more than anything else, this album opened doors for me. Less than a year later, I managed to release 3 more singles that featured Roe Makawa, Olinda Marowa  and Mai Magadzire which received ample airplay on local radio”, said the 25-year-old.

His January 2018 release titled ‘Nhovo’ that carried 7 tracks, featured celebrated gospel supremo, Blessing Shumba on one of the songs. This is the same album that spawned hits like ‘Wandigadza’, that went viral and made it onto the playlist and charts of most radio stations in the land.
‘The release of my second album came with its own blessings, this is around the time that I started to see people from all over finally showing appreciation for my work. Through this album, I was able to get the much needed sponsorship and surprisingly, a car as well! Apart from that, I received 2 awards, namely ‘best male gospel artist’ and ‘best gospel video’ at the Midlands Awards 2018.
“With the album making its mark on the market, I also started having other artists, upcoming and established approaching me for collaborations. Thus far I have also helped 5 upcoming artists on their projects. I have done quite a lot of performances and managed to share the stage with the likes of the Charambas, Reverent Chivaviro, Baba Manyeruke, Mathius Mhere and Mai Patai, to mention but a few”, said Nago.

The young man, who also happens to be a radio presenter on one of the local stations, hopes to build a lasting legacy through his passion but more than anything else, his goal is to spread the Word of God through music and teach HIS ways through music.

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