by Penninah Wanjiru
December 15, 2020
Tanzanian singer/songwriter Zuhura Othman Soud aka Zuchu has been making the most out of 2020.
Having joined Wasafi Classic Baby (WCB) record label, owned by Diamond Platnumz in April this year, Zuchu definitely came prepared to shake up the world with her amazing music and sweet vocals.
Under WCB she went ahead to release I Am Zuchu, a self-titled 7-track EP to properly introduce herself. Within a period of time, Zuchu has grown in popularity to become a household name both in Tanzania and Kenya. She proudly has a good number of hit songs to her name for instance 'Litawachoma', 'Cheche' both featuring Diamond Platnumz and 'Nobody' featuring Nigerian singer Joe Boy.
Remember when people tried to stir up beef between Tanasha Donna and Zuchu? This happened when she released 'Cheche' and Tanasha claimed that she copied her opening line.
What followed were more claims and fingers pointed towards Diamond that he was out to finish Tanasha's career using Zuchu as his strategy. This didn't carry much weight though as it died a quick death.
Her label has made sure that she performs to big audiences including performing for Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli. She is also a brand ambassador for various brands in Tanzania including Darling Hair .
To add on to this, she is the current holder for AFRIMMA Emerging Artist Award and has now been nominated for MTV MAMA Awards for Breakthrough Act of the year and hopes to win.
We surely can't wait to see what more amazing music she has in store.