It is often a pleasant experience to discover and utilize one’s talent to the best of one’s ability.
When fully developed, skills and talents along with formal education place one on a high pedestal in society.
A 17-year-old female artist Ebenezer Mhlanga is the latest sensation in Zvishavane.
Popularly known as Eber, she has been creating music for almost a year now.
Speaking to Great Dyke News 24, she said her wish is to tell the Great Dyke story through her songs adding that her biggest wish is to collaborate with big artists like Jah Prayzah and Winky D among others.
“I started music last year in April when l was sixteen years old. I was inspired by so many artists in Zvishavane and l then decided to compose my own songs because l knew l have the talent.
“My dream is to put the Great Dyke on the map through my music. People should know that Zvishavane has got talent.
“When it comes to balancing between school and music, so far l am doing well as l dedicate time for both, and it’s really working well.
“I wish to be a well-known artist in Zimbabwe and abroad, and l would like to support some upcoming artists so that they can showcase their talents.
“My biggest wish is to collaborate with big artists like Winky D, Jah Prayzah, and Killer T among other artists,” she said.
She added that she is looking forward to releasing an album and a number of musical videos this year.
“Since last year, l have managed to release six songs and l have been nominated once at the Zvishavane Music Awards held this year, unfortunately l couldn’t make it because l didn’t have a YouTube account.
“So far l have managed to perform live on different occasions and it seems a lot of people are enjoying my music. l would like to thank God for that.
“This year I’m looking forward to creating a lot of exciting music and videos. If all goes well I’m going to release an album and l would like to thank my fans for their unwavering support.
“I would like to tell all the youngsters in the Great Dyke that if your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough. It’s time to show your talents to the world,” she added.
The Great Dyke has produced a number of current and yesteryear artists including popular musicians like Admire Nago (Wandigadza hitmaker), Gift Amuli, Goda Moyo, Devera Ngwena Jazz Band, Chief Shumba (ED Pfee hitmaker), the late Andy Brown, the late Paul Matavire and Sugar Sugar among others.
It is now time for Great Dykers to join hands together and support upcoming artists so that they can be able to showcase their talents nationally and internationally as well as to train them on how to treat music as a business so that they can use it to sustain their lives.