Zimbabwean rapper Junior Brown has shaken the local music scene with the release of his latest single Tongogara, that will be taken off his yet to be released album Morning Glory. The song focuses on ‘real life’ issues that a number of Zimbabweans are faced with, talking about the struggle the poor go though everyday while the rich get richer. It is aptly named after liberation war hero Josiah Tongogara.
In having appeared on local radio stations, a video clip of the rapper at StarFM releasing his song to the nation went viral and it was at this team that the team behind the promotion of his song began to take in pre-orders.
A week before the song’s release, Atenno Media, the team behind the distribution of the track began to take in payments, in the form of mobile money (Ecocash and Telecash), where the song was costing just $1 – there are no transaction fees on any payments made by a user below or equal to $1.
Once the payments were received and on the day of release the song, in the form of an audio file was sent to the fans who’d paid for the track through the instant messaging platform WhatsApp.
So great was the response that to date, just 6 days after release, Jnr Brown has raked in over US$6,000 from this song using this method. The figures are raising, as Zimbabweans both locally and abroad show their appreciation for the track.
If you are interested in getting the track, you can find the instructions here. Below is the lyric video from the artist. You can read Jnr Brown’s full profile here.