Brief Background Born Michael M. Musekiwa, in St Petersburg, Russia, having a Zimbabwean father and a Nigerian mother, VI Th...
Born Michael M. Musekiwa, in St Petersburg, Russia, having a Zimbabwean father and a Nigerian mother, VI The Law has a rather interesting background.
He started his involvement in music in 2007, while in Form 2 at Prince Edward as a beat maker, as he considered it more of a hobby at the time. In lower six he then formed a group with a friend called u.4.ric that dissolved after high school. At Africa University is where he met a producer friend and they formed another group named Toxic Fusion which performed and collaborated with artists on campus and in Mutare.
Why the name?
In High School he got the nickname G6, that he used for some time as his stage name, stylized as G-VI. His second name is "Murawo" which means the Law in Shona, so G-VI + Murawo = VI The Law”.
"I made the initial beat for Pombonoka last year (2014). I sampled a song by a group called Churches entitled "We Sink", so I added some kicks and snares to it and the initial song was called "Sununguka".
Then one day in conversation with a friend the word "Pombonoka" came up and instantly I thought this was the right name and decided to take it in a different direction because the concept for Sununguka was more about venting. Initially I wanted the songs to feature two of my rapper friends. After recording multiple versions over months I then decided to take a solo route. I sent a rough mix of the song to Victor Enlisted then together they created the final instrumental."
VI wasn’t too keen on doing the song at first but with the way it evolved his feelings towards it changed too, and when it dropped and a lot of people loved that’s when I knew it was a good way to go.
He’s currently working on a project entitled "Genjitsu" that he hopes to release later on in the year. He hopes to create moments and experiences that people can relate and remember. Having grown up listening to grew up listening to Country music, Pop, local and West African music. Such influences are likely to be noticed in his music.Like on Facebook: VI The Law
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