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Why Gazza is a substantial artist


By Tjaapo Tjeriko

It seems to be that 2020 will be a great year for GMP fans as Gazza gives hints of a lot more music to be released, on his social media, his post read

’ I just woke up, been in studio till 5 am and I’m going back in, album is 90% done and it goong to be hard choosing which tracks are going to make it , if it was up to me I would do18 or double album but management says only 14. Musically 2020 is going to be interesting,” post from his Instagram page.


Gazza has been in the music industry for 16 years, he manages to build a remarkable image for himself and obtain numerous fans mainly in Africa.

Lazarus Shiimi well known by his stage name Gazza, he was born 10 March 1977 in. Oshakati (North of Namibia). Gazza was born in a family of seven and had to live in a shack behind someone’s house after his father died. Gazza was able to complete his high school and went to study marketing at Boston College in Cape Town, South Africa where he discovered his love for Kwaito music. 

At the beginning of 2004 Gazza released debut CD with the hit song Tanauka and over the years, Gazza managed to release many hit songs such as Mokasie, Get it on ,Up up away, Tala kaantu, Pretty and Chelete. Gazza was able to collaborate songs with artists such as Davido, Uhuru, DJ Buckz and the list goes on.


Gazza is also known for being a successful businessman. Gazza owns a well-established record label, GMP and a clothing line. Gazza is intelligent and a humble soul and makes his fellow Africans proud. Gazza is a great example that your past should not define your future and he is a substantial inspiration to the young generation.



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