Who is Mr Kamera?
Mr Kamera is a music producer based in South Africa, just trying to make his way up the ladder.
What first got you into music? Who inspired you to make music?
Pharrell Pharrell Pharrell! How many times did I call his name? Lol I got into music at such a young age and Pharrell became my greatest influence and idol.
What are your top 3 favourite 90’s jam both locally & internationally?
Hmmmm I listened to a lot of random songs.
Ishmael Lo – Tajabone, Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me, Shania Twain – You’re Still One
Between being an artist and a music producer, what do you enjoy the most?
Definitely music production. I am more comfortable producing.
What is your creative process like?
I don’t have a specific process. Anything can inspire me at anytime. I could literally start making a beat in the kitchen on my laptop.
How would you describe the music you typically make?
I go through phases you know. Right now I’m really into these reggae, chilled vibes. Not so long ago I want into pop like old-school N’sync type pop. I’m just weird like that.
What does it take to break out and become an international act?
It might sound like a corny answer but in all honesty its God’s grace. All I’ve done is dream, pray and work. God opened all the doors for me.
From Hatfield to Bulawayo to all over the world, how do these different places/cultures impact your work?
Its quite interesting because I really got to understand different sounds and not only from hearing them but from also being in the environment and living that through the culture. It’s definitely been a positive.
Having worked big names in the industry like Patoranking, Davido, Yemi Alade, Ice Prince etc. How has that experience shaped your career and what was it like working with them?
It has taught me that these people are human like all of us. Getting to understand that makes the working process open and honest. These people are really awesome people and I constantly learn from them.
Who would you like to collaborate with next both locally and internationally?
Drake and Pharrell! Oh and I really love Nasty C’s sound.
Do you sing in the shower?
Lol I am Chris Brown in the shower
Which song is on repeat in your car?
Right now its Goodaz Gal by Popcaan
Besides music what are your other interests?
Sleeping. Woooo I love my sleep!!
On a Lazy Sunday. Who would you ‘Netflix & Chill’ with?
Lol wouldn’t you love to know
Speaking of Netflix, your work on Blood and Water was amazing! How did you come to be included in that project?
The opportunity was presented to my publishing company/agency so they told me about it and I pitched for it. God did his thing and I got it!!
What’s Anashe Media Group? What are you working on?
Anashe is family. We are business partners turned family. We are always working nonstop.
How do you feel the internet has impacted the music industry?
Anyone can be a superstar at any moment!
What do you think is required to boost the music industry in Zimbabwe?
I think we need money to be invested into the industry. The talent is there. We need the money money money.
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
People should stop competing. Music is a mission not a competition.
Your message to your fans?
I really appreciate every one of you guys for all the love and support. I’ll forever try to make you proud!