Gari BM and DM Skills
09 March 2017, CHIVHU – Budding artists have applauded Applesun Investments, an indigenous small enterprise with an interest in bookshops, for contributing to the development arts in Chivhu by helping upcoming artists establish their feet in the industry.
One of the artists who have benefited from Applesun Investiments' helping hand is afro jazz musician, Daniel Makurazhizha, aka DM Skills, who is the frontman of Vibration Sound group.
Mukurazhizha said he was excited that local small business had come to appreciate the importance of supporting their own.
"The executive director of the company helped me record, produce original CDs and market the project. I now have a contract with Nicetime Liquors to perform there every Saturday," said Mukurazhizha.
RnB and Hip Hop artist, Garikai Bobby 'Gari BM' Mupatsi says he has managed to break even as a musician after Applesun Investments came to his aid.
"I also have a contract with Nicetime Liquors and Philjen where I perform on Saturdays thanks to Applesun's efforts. If more companies could choose to help artists, we would see the growth of the industry and the creation of more jobs," said Mupatsi
Applesun Investments executive director, David Marufu said his company was eager to see young artists becoming successful and building prosperous career paths.
"It is a way of ploughing back to the community. There is so much talent out there but what lacks are the resources to scout for it as well as nurturing it.
"As society, bear the responsibility to promote aspirations so that young people can develop themselves and desist from injurious behaviour," Marufu said injurious.
DM Skills and Gari BM went away with best music group and best singer of the year awards at Chivhu Arts Festival last year in December.entertainment