At the age of 24, Afro-Euro musician and mbira player, Hope Masike has already made a name in the cut-throat music industry and has done the nation proud by holding successful shows across the globe.
Masike’s career has earned her lucrative deals locally and abroad.
She performed alongside big names in the music industry, rubbed shoulders with several prominent figures and toured around the world.
Speaking from the sidelines of her European Tour farewell gig held at the BookCafe in the capital, she said her music speaks volumes on issues that transcend African cultures especially the Zimbabwean culture.
“Despite the fact that my music is a personal gift from God, it is the undiluted Zimbabwean, soul-searching and healing vibes that tell stories from a cultural perspective,” Masike said.
“As music changes, I want part of my repertoire to be always unique and give a safe documentation and have a long life too.
“I have realised that music is a reflection of one’s culture, I watched the MTV Africa Music Awards and enjoyed the way cultures were being showcased in their different uniqueness through music.
“Relaying my culture thorough my music is what inspires me as a musician.”
The talented mbira player, song writer and fashion designer is currently on a European tour where she is expected to stage shows in Germany, Norway, France, Austria and Iceland.
Masike is not new to the international scene, having travelled to many countries ever since she came into the limelight.
Her music has been received well on both the local and international market as mbira music followers have already seen Masike as the right candidate to revive the legacy of the late mbira icon, Chiwoniso Maraire.
Masike has done the nation proud and she is a flag-bearer following successful international tours.