By Kumbirai Mutengo
MANY young musicians have drawn much inspiration from Hollywood artists and this has led local artists to appreciate the American style of music. The US has been the global trendsetter in global music.
Jennifer Lopez affectionately known as JLO is an American all-rounder Hollywood who has featured in music, film, and fashion. JLO was the lead actress in the film Maid in Manhattan produced in the early 2000s. She also made the theme song for the movie Love Don’t Cost a Thing.
The international entertainment mogul who was married to musician Marc Antony is named to big hits such as ‘On the floor’ featuring Pitbull and ‘I’m into you’ featuring Lil Wayne. JLO bounced back in 2016 with the hit “Aint yo Mama” and she has been consistent both in film and music.
Tadiwa Helen Nyati , a 19-year-old musician has drawn much inspiration from JLO. The Bulawayo singer is taking the City of Kings and Queens by storm. The teenager started music when she was 17 years old in October 2018 and earlier this year she decided to take up fashion.
“I’m inspired by Jennifer Lopez who is actually an actress, model and a singer.She is actually my role model,” said Helen.
Helen anticipates to win awards in the near future and is known as one of the best influential artists globally. Helen’s greatest challenges have been getting a manager whom she can trust and rely on with her career. Although she managed to secure Helen means business. There has been an outcry of mixing business with pleasure in the music industry.
Although she is so much obsessed with JLO, Helen adores Mariah Carey, Rihanna, and Ella Mai. “Their art is different and good enough to present to the world and inspire many,” she said. The young artist already has six singles to her name which have enjoyed airplay.
She is currently working on her first album called Galaxy which Means Different Stars.