Hip-hop singer Lenso-Trill credits Zimdancehall Shinsoman for his musical inspiration
By Ruth Hungwe
Norton-based hip-hop singer Lenso-Trill has revealed that Zimdancehall star Shinsoman has been a major influence in his musical career. The 23-year-old, whose real name is Tinashe Majongoro, said he grew up listening to Shinsoman’s songs and admired his style and talent.
“His music touched my soul and ignited my passion for music. I wanted to follow his footsteps and make my mark in the industry,” he said.
Lenso-Trill, who is coming with a different genre from Zimdancehall, said he is not focusing on releasing an album yet but has dropped a few single tracks that he recommends to his fans. Some of his songs are Ropafadzo, Uri Wangu, Baby Lifetime, The West, and Shoot for the Stars.
He said he believes that his music has a positive impact on the youth and can motivate them to work hard and be independent.
“I attract most youths through my music, my name, and my character as I give hope to those who follow me,” he said.
“Many of my fans call me Trill because I have my independent label called Trill Kings (TKK). They show their support by wearing my branded shirts and hoodies, which makes me proud and grateful,” he added.
Despite receiving praise from his fans, Lenso-Trill lamented the lack of sponsorship as a major challenge in his musical journey. He said it is not easy to produce quality music without financial support.
“Currently, the music industry is tough right now. Without financial backing as a start-up, it is hard to go anywhere no matter how good your music is,” he said.
“One of the biggest challenges I face is that I don’t have a proper studio, which is essential for any artist who wants to go higher. I believe that if I get sponsored, I can achieve great things and compete with the best in the business,” he said.
Lenso-Trill encouraged other aspiring musicians to showcase their talents and contribute to the development of the music industry. He says he will continue to work hard and make music that touches people’s hearts.