MUSIC SPOTLIGHT – INTRODUCING NOX GUNI FROM ZIMBABWE, A NEW MUSICAL LEGACY UNFOLDS

Nox is simply an African Urban Contemporary Artist, Born Enock Guni better known as Nox on the 6th of September 1983; He grew up in the ghetto of Kuwadzana, Harare Zimbabwe, and Attended Kuwadzana 2 Primary School from 1990. In 1997 he enrolled at Ellis Robins High School in Malbereign, till 2000.

In the year 2001, he enrolled for A- Level at Morgan High School in Braeside/Arcadia where he started his music career in 2002. He was doing Economics, MOB and Geo and was one of the top students and came up with 12 points.

In 2003, Nox enrolled with Midlands State University for a Bcomm Honors Degree in marketing which he completed with flying colors in 2007. By October 2011, Nox had released many hit songs from his 6 albums and some of the hit songs are Iwe Maria, Nguva Ichauya, Chigutiro, Ruvarangu/Juliet, Kunerima, Washanduka, Ndinoshuwa, Kudakwashe, Iwe Rudo, Garandichauya, Wandinoda, Tanakirana, Ini Ndada, Andipengesa, Wenera and Fona.

He has performed with almost everyone in Zimbabwe, and has done duets with a lot of people including Oliver Mtukudzi and Alick Macheso. He has now become popular across the globe. Early Life Born in a family of 6 and now based in Midrand, South Africa. With 9 successful albums to his name since 2002, singer, songwriter, performer, founder/owner/CEO of Ice n Roes…..Africa, here is the future of African Urban Contemporary Music! Career In 2002 he participated in a reality ZTV show called Superstar. In 2003 whilst studying for his Marketing Degree at the Midlands States University he joined the Shape Zimbabwe project where he was spotted by Roy and Royce and he released his first hit radio single “Iwe Maria” In 2004 Nox released his first album titled “Wandipengesa” In 2005 under Chigutiro Stable he penned Chigutiro anthem together with Blush for Chigutiro Compilation 2. He also wrote songs for Diana Samkange and Nyasha on that album In 2006 Nox released his second studio album titled “Rhythm and Blues” where the song “Nguva Ichauya” featuring Cindy reached number 1 on Power FM’s top 100 in 2007.

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In 2007 Nox joined forces with Tawanda Mugodhi and Trevor Dongo and they formed Afrounik and released an album titled “Uniqueness” which had a gospel hit song called Musipo. In 2008 Nox relocated to South Africa and released his third studio album titled “Chapter 3” which had a chat topping song titled “Ndinoshuwa” featuring Leonard Mapfumo. In 2009 Nox released his fourth album titled “Music Love and Me” which had “Garandichauya which was number 1 on Zimnet Radio Top 50. The album was used on various World Cup SA 2010 stadiums and had big names from all over Africa including 2 Face, P Square, Jozi, Nameless and others. The same song was also picked by MNET for their reality show, BIG BROTHER AFRICA ALL STARS and they played it several times in the House including Nox’s other Songs.

In 2010 Nox released his fifth album titled “Zim’s Finest: Tisu tine Yese” with hits such as “Ini” In the same year Nox invited his fellow Urban Grover’s for shows dubbed Urban Loving Concert in SA that saw Sniper, Trevor, Roki, Tawanda Mugodhi and Cindy performing. Ndada Tanakirana and Andipengesa, In 2011 Nox released his 6th album called: Classic Love Songs which had great love songs like Fona which featured Decibel and Trinta, Ngatisanyadzise ft Cindy, Vasikana Vanoda, Tsime Rerudo and 5 more. In 2012 Nox under his new Record Label and Studio released his most successful album Ice n Roses which carried the single Ndinonyara which stayed on Power fm weekly top 10, number 1 position for 63 days. The song Ndinonyara was voted number 4 on Radio Zimbabwe top 100, number 11 on Power FM top 100 In the same year Nox did the Zim Ndinonyara Invasion Tour which saw him performing in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare, Masvingo, Kadoma, Kwekwe, Gweru, Mutare, Zvishavane and Plum tree.

He also performed at a high profile Delta and HIFA Lion Lager Beer Festival supporting Psquare He also performed at the Gtel Face of Zimbabwe He released his first video to be accepted on Channel O titled “I love you” Nox toured UK 8 times and Australia performing in London, Leicester, Manchester Coventry, Birmingham, Luton, Dunstable, Leeds, Liverpool, Chester, Slough, Melbourne and most recently China. He won the ZIMAA UK Most Touring Artist of the year award In 2013 Nox visited Jairos Jiri School where he donated soaps and snacks and spend the day entertaining them. In 2013 Nox released his eighth album titled “8th Wonder” with a single Riding Solo topping Zifm charts and a potential song for the whole African market being on number 25 on the top 40 African Songs competing for the top spot. Nox ultimate goal is to take the International Music industry by storm and for his music to be available on all parts of the Globe, and he aspires to be at the top like his musical icons Craig David, Joe Thomas and R Kelly. In 2015 Nox released his Ninth album titled “Road to Africa’s Best” with Hits like “Number 1,” “Chandakatadza Chii,” “Gumbo Mudoro ft Jah Prayzah,” “Ndibatsirei,” “Angelina ft Okoye Swag,” “Fake” and “How Does it Feel?” 2016 will see the release of is Tenth Project titled “Africa’s Best”

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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