Diamond Studios Buy Gasa A Flat
From the Zimbabwe Standard
by Silence Charumbira, 28th April 2012
Upcoming sungura musician Romeo Gasa is a happy man after his record label Diamond Studios bought him a two bed-roomed flat valued at US$65 000 in the city centre.
Gasa becomes the first ever artist to have a property purchased for him by Diamond Studios. The director of the company Steady Munyanyi said he was impressed the young man’s progress.
“I am impressed with the young man,” said Munyanyi.
“I am shocked at what he has achieved with his new album. I never imagined he could do this well.
“He is talented and I felt with him I could create a brand for the Diamond Studios model that I have in mind.
“The advantage is his age. We are going to dress him, pay the wages for his band whether they perform or not but we will get 30% from his performances since we also provide transport.”
Speaking in a separate interview Gasa was ecstatic about his new possession.
“It is something that I never imagined when I started my musical career,” he said.
“I am happy that the company has shown faith in me and they have done for me what anyone would wish for.”
As a condition for the acquisition, Gasa signed a five-year contract that entails him to record a single album every year.
After the five years he is free to walk out of the marriage although he has expressed his wish to stay at the stable.
“I have no plan to leave. Where in Zimbabwe would you get such an offer and treatment especially considering that I am just an upcoming artist?”
He is also supposed to get an undisclosed type of car, according to the contract.
Gasa shot to fame in 2007 after clinching the top prize at the Delta Beverages-sponsored Chibuku Road to Fame.
He has two albums to his name namely Sungura Kompressor and Mufaro Kwamuri which did fairly well on the market.
The Chinhoyi-based artist started frequenting Harare towards the end of last year for shows and the majority of fellow artists began to realise he is a force to reckon with.