Upcoming artiste Tinashe Navonika better known by his moniker as “Navygeta” said in an interview with The Herald Arts yesterday that the lockdown had helped him gain popularity and fame because most people have been glued to the online platforms.
He said this soon after the release of his video single titled “Happy Place”, which has been received well on the social media and has been getting airplay on local radio stations.
“It was difficult to be heard and known in the music sector because there are big boys and it has been difficult to make a breakthrough. To us the underdogs, we can say that the global pandemic brought negative impact to the world and our sector was greatly affected. But we managed to turn the negativity into positivity because of the adoption of virtual platforms, henceforth most of us have gained recognition,” he said.
Navygeta explained that the visuals of his song are pregnant with creativity and imagination. The video has the Midas Touch of Dream State Pictures who have worked with veteran musicians like Nesto.
The song has an Afro Fusion tip, but Navygeta said that he did not limit his art to a specific genre. “I am cross genre artiste and do not subscribe to one genre.
“I am inspired by my surroundings and as such I make music that suits my particular mood at the material time,” he said. Navygeta has done several collaborations with Roki, Poptain, Noble Styles and Generations actor Andile Nebulane.