Nutty O talks MTM dream

1 February 2017

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NEW signing to Military Touch Movement, Nutty O, real name Carrington Chiwadzwa, says he is ready to spread his musical influence under the wings of the camp.

The dancehall artiste, who ventured into music barely three years ago, believes he might achieve more around a trend setter like Jah Prayzah and the MTM team.

After doing a string of singles in the early stages of his career, the 24-year-old musician has set a mood to go for gold on the international platform.

In an interview, Nutty O, has hinted that the movement is already paving way for his first international collabo.

“My efforts for joining the Military Touch Movement is slowly taking shape, under the guardianship of Jah Prayzah, I will be landing home one of my first international collaborations anytime soon,” he said.

He has described Jah Prayzah as his savior.

“Right now Africa has its eyes on this man….together with this brother we can rise and I couldn’t do it alone….he is the military touch general,” he said.

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Although his credentials are set to go under public scrutiny on February 24 at a show in Gweru when Jah Prayzah leads the movement on their first show, he feels he is destined for greatness.

“Joining the Military Touch Movement has been the most contributing effect to my career so far, with the kind of a trendsetter Jah Prayzah is becoming, I have always wanted to relate with such individuals.

“We share the same vision and bringing me on board means we will achieve a lot together.

“When the guys approached me, they spoke of my potential and how I will be benefiting from it rather than sitting around as an underground,” he said.

Away from joining the movement, Nutty O says he has the stamina required on any international platform.

His first effort titled Doing It Alone landed him top spots on local chat shows and a few collaborations with artistes from Zambia and Ghana.

“I am a bit qualified for going international as is the main thrust of the Military Touch Movement.

“After earning fame with one of my singles Do It Alone, I realised that I can do more even on a bigger platform.

“The movement will help me bring home what I failed to do as an individual artiste,” he said.

His focus, however, is on trying to make an African household name which will change the artistes’ approach to music.

“I wish to change the way at which people perceive dancehall music in Zimbabwe.

“Through the Military Touch Movement I can land any spot and redefine Zimbabwean dancehall music to the level where the Jamaicans have taken the game.”

Asked about his source of inspiration, the musician said he is a student of Ghananian Stonebwoy.

“I was inspired into music by Ghananian star Stonebwoy who I think has made an impact on the continent.

“My songs also carry similarities with that of DaVinci and I want to take it up further,”
Nutty O said he is not in a hurry to release his first album.

To date he has done songs such as Kwandabva kure, Boom Boom Style, African Style and Do It Alone.

“I have done a number of singles and they have made their own impact on local airwaves.

“I am also not in any hurry to give fans my first album, I have to prepare my ground for now and later on try and work on compiling my first offering,”

Asked what will be part of his contributions this year, the singer said he strongly believes that the collaboration coming under the movement will be his major highlight.

To date the musician has toured the UK and parts of Africa and his music has been featured on BBC 1 extra and Jamaica’s Sun City Radio.