By Ronnie Chisamba
Popular reggae and Afrotonic artiste Manzul Wahab Fazilahmed (42) – aka Fuzzy L – dedicated the official release of the much-awaited video for the track Morning Come to his late father. Fuzzy L made the announcement at the launch of the video on social media, on the 4th of this month. The release of the video coincided with Fuzzy L’s 42nd birthday.
Hakeem, the singer’s son, is the central character in the music video. It’s a story of how, in so many ways, the son is a reflection of the father. Morning Come celebrates good parenthood and its impact on the growth and development of the child. The video brings the theoretical concepts of nature and nurture to life.
“It took us 7 years to make the video. We need to invest in our children in positive ways and to teach them to be good mothers and fathers of tomorrow, ” Fuzzy L said.
Sali ‘Foxy’ Fazilahmed, the artist’s father died at the age of 87 in August this year.
Produced by Flash Garden and Roki, Morning Come is one of the songs on Fuzzy L’s 7- track Extended Play (E.P). The E.P was released in 2018.
Inspired by local and international musicians, Fuzz L entered the country’s music arena in 2005. “My sources of inspiration are Bob Marley, Sizzla, Andy Brown, and John Chibadura,” he pointed out during a recent interview.
Over the years Fuzzy L has rubbed shoulders and shared the stage with renowned musicians Akon, Sean Paul, Ammara, Fantom Moja, and the late Chiwoniso Maraire.
Fuzzy L and his band, THEM (True Healing Everlasting Music) are founders of Afrotonic music: a genre which fuses reggae with Zimbabwean traditional instruments such as the mbira and the drum.
The musician is currently rocking the country’s radio airwaves with Wakapfeka here mask – a jingle which emphasizes the wearing of masks, social distancing, staying at home, and other World Health Organization guidelines which promote the combating of Covid-19. Songbird Pauline and Ti Gonz collaborated with Fuzzy L on the jingle.