Classique Q&A Magazine THE GLOW ISSUE - Page 14

CLASSIQUE Q&A Magazine | Nov TO 14 2017 CLASSIQUE Q&A Magazine | Nov 2017 the drum patterns and the fe e l i n g t h e m us i c i n d uce s. Lately people have been speculating that female ar tists are hardly recognised in the m u s i c i n d u s t r y. I b e l i e ve women need to be a little more dar ing. They are playing i t s a fe w i t h t h e i r co nte nt a n d p re s e n t a t i o n . H owe ve r, I l i k e Cindy, Cynthia Mare and K ik k y B a d a s s. The name Jusa Dementor sounds ver y unique, what d o es i t m e an ? J u sa i s d e r i ve d f ro m Th e Pro ducer w r i t te n a s Pro j u s a . J u s a i s d e r i ve d f ro m t h e e n d o f Pro j u sa an d D e m e nto r st an d s fo r Th e M e ntor. Yo u w e r e h o n o u r e d w i t h a Z i m b a b w e A c h i e v e r s Aw a r d s Legends/Pioneer Award. What does that mean for you? I really felt honoured and accepted it with an open heart. I am happy to be able to inspire o t h e r s t h ro u g h t h i s awa rd. I t gives me a platform to help inspire others to push to be t h e b e s t i n w h at t h e y e n j oy. W h a t s h o u l d we e x p e c t f ro m you before the end of the Most people know you as Jusa. How many people do you think know your real name, Ta w a n d a ? Ve r y f e w a c t u a l l y, mainly my family and ver y clo se f r iends and as s o c iates. What made you to get into music? I love all things creative; however I feel music is a beautiful language that reso n ates ac ro s s the wo r l d. Apar t from music what else do you do? I run a media company that produces music v i d e o s, co r p o rate v i d e o s a n d graphic design work. I also wo r k fo r S KY T V in th e i r C R M depar tm ent. Yo u h a v e p r o d u c e d s o m a n y hit songs over the years. Which one has been a favourite hit s o ng that yo u pro du ce d ? G o t to be Rise Up Zimbabwe by RedRat. I looked up to him in high school and it was a p l e a s u re t o h ave p ro d u c e d a song for him that became a nu m ber o ne hit in Zimb a bwe. What m ak es yo u r m u s i c s t a n d o u t ? I b e l i e v e i t ’s t h e b e a t s , year? This year I have not b e e n p ut t i n g o ut m uc h wo r k as I am going through an exciting period in my personal l i fe. H owe ve r, n ex t ye a r I w i l l co nt i n ue w i t h my wo r k o n T V a s a p re s e nte r a n d p ro d uc i n g h o t n e w m us i c. What's your advice for people who would love to join the music industry? The key to success is to practise and learn from your mistakes while constantly renewing yo ur m i l e s to n e s. Where do you draw your inspiration from? I draw my i n s p i rat i o n f ro m l i fe ' s d ay to d ay d yn a m i c s. If you were to reproduce a certain song and make it yo ur s, w h i c h o n e wo ul d i t b e and why? I have so many. I am a l ways l i k e I w i s h I p ro d uce d t h i s . U s u a l l y i t ’s b e c a u s e I make music a feeling. So when I listen to a piece of music t h at conne c ts with me, I the n wish how I also made it as the fe e l i n g conne c ts with me. I believe women need to be a little more daring. They are playing it safe with their content and presentation. 15