Wacheda’s ‘iron man’ tops Zambezi magic’s Zed top 10

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AFRO-POP singer Wacheda’s ‘Iron

Man’ single featuring Cactus

Agony got off to a good start and

now, 5 months after its release, its

music video is number one on Zed

Top 10 on Zambezi Magic.

This is its 4th week on the video

chart and comes after it was

certified a hit on ZNBC’s Born N

Bred in March.

On its release, the video was

compared to Rihanna’s ‘Rude Boy’

video, something that did not sit

well with Wacheda even though it

is a compliment to be compared to

Rihanna.

“The comparison comes probably

because of the colours hey I love

colour and good graphics as I am

very creative.’ She says. ‘I wasn’t

exactly pleased because I feel the

concept is entirely different. But I

am glad I was not being accused

of borrowing from her video. But it

also goes to show that Tha DjLo

nailed it.”

“We really set out to make a

different kind of video and it

worked out well”, says Wacheda.

“Partly because of the outfit,

Amber Tungani designed the dress

and the leg warmers I wore in the

video and they really stood out.”

Despite the success of the video,

Wacheda says watching her video

on TV was weird. “I was actually

nervous when it played because

people were calling in to air their

views. A few said it was a miss

but my hubby was right next to

me. Thank God for that because I

was about to pass out, I felt like I

was being judged.”

She says shooting the scenes was

nerve wrecking and it didn’t help

matters that at one point during

the filming she was stuck in an

elevator for 2 hours.

“This is my first video and

considering I was nervous on the

first day. If you pay attention to

the first verse of the video you can

tell. I couldn’t look into the

camera. I kept giggling and shying

away.”

But she says her make-up artist

Kay Kasweka ‘did a good job’.

“She brought out that colourful,

happy go lucky girl who I tend to

hide inside I came alive.”

The second day of the shoot took

place when on the day when there

was a countrywide blackout. “We

were stuck on the 13th floor of

Findeco House with my make up

half done. We waited patiently,

hoping power would be restored

but nothing happened .”

Asked if she is working on an

album, Wacheda says she is not in

a hurry. “Well not at the moment. I

am not in a rush to put an album

together. I want to take my time to

feel the music and eventually

decide what direction it will take.”

Wacheda is branching out into TV,

she will make an appearance on

Zambezi Magic’s provocative talks

show ‘Nkani Ya mu Sisi’ on

Wednesday.

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