Date:19 February 2021 - By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Christopher “DJ Powerchri” Singo has found healing in music and he is keen to share this remedy via his songs.
DJ Powerchri, a resident of Tshiombo village, is a popular music producer and beat maker in and around the Vhembe District because of the rare skill he owns to infuse an element of uniqueness into any song that he creates.
“I discovered my talent at a very young age,” he said. “I remember I was at school making beats on the school tables, when one of my friends told me that I was talented and insisted that I should try making real things at the studio.”
He hooked up with a studio, and that was where his talent was offered the fertile ground to take root.
DJ Powerchri is mostly motivated by Cairo and Da Capo. He said that he liked their music because of its high quality, and he could relate to the genre too. “Music means a lot to me because it heals me and it calms me when the storms brew,” he said. “I find peace of mind through music. You can send a very powerful message through music and people can learn a lot through music.”
He said that he liked the fact that artists from very different parts of the world could speak the same language through music.
Some of his hit songs include My heart (featuring Tremza and DJ tarmy), African ceremony (featuring DJ T Fly), Happiness (featuring Poetry zone), Mvulatswinga (featuring Ras Canly and Silvertone) and Avhashwe (featuring Metro CMG).
“Music is my passion, my life. I'm the king of Afro Tech in Limpopo,” he said. “I don't see myself doing anything other than music.”
DJ Powerchri excels in beat-making. Picture supplied.
By: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.