Popular dancer, Gonyeti says she is now fit after being put through her paces by Jah Prayzah. “I learnt a lot from Jah Prayzah and the Third Generation band, something which inspired me to set up my own band. When I joined Jah Prayzah’s band, I couldn’t dance as I wasn’t fit. Jah Prayzah took it upon himself to train me to be the Gonyeti I am today. Now I’m more fit than soldiers and have since graduated to being a war veteran,” said Gonyeti after she performed at Veritas Night Club at Westlea Shopping Centre in Harare at the weekend.
Interestingly, she commanded quite a sizeable crowd who seemed to be enjoying every bit of her performance. Backed by a five member (four men, one woman) band, Gonyeti, real name Pamela Zulu, proved to fans who watched her that she was better off as a solo artiste other than a backing vocalist.
Gonyeti said she decided to go solo after realising she was not getting any younger.“Like any child would be weaned from their mother’s breast, I was weaned too and I’m now willing to show my capabilities to others,” said Gonyeti. Her band has also been named ‘Gonyeti and the Horse Power Band’.
The 30 year-old mother of one said though she misses the Third Generation Band, she was content with her decision to go solo.“I loved Jah’s music, but I’m glad I’m doing my own thing now. But this doesn’t mean I know longer talk to the guys. Whenever I’m free, I visit them and help them wherever they need help,” she said.
The artiste who has been hard at work is now recording her debut album set for release at the end of this month.