Sungura maestro Alick Macheso stands as a beacon seeking to drive the development of the local music industry.
Macheso has mentored many budding artists but remained humble as he says his mission is to encourage the growth of the industry.
He is a household personality, a favourite of both locals and foreigners and his music distinctly Zimbabwean.
Macheso is known for having helped turn mediocre work into top class productions and that is what many artists seek when they request for collaborations with the sungura legend.
Macheso who features on many albums from different artists says his life is in music and a passion to see the industry grow is what drives him to help other musicians.
Some of the artists ‘Baba Sharo’ as Macheso is affectionately known, have worked with include Nicholas Zacharia, Faheem Somanje, Tryson Chimbetu, the late Beater Mangete, Bishop Ollah Juru, Baba Harare, Energy Mutodi, among many others.
In the 90s, Macheso was widely believed to be the spark in the Kiama Boys under the stewardship of Nicholas Zacharia before he left to form Orchestra Mberikwazvo.
Today the group is a big institution and brand followed by thousands of music lovers.