A Moment With… Nox Guni

Born Enock Guni, Nox has been in the industry since 2004 where he released his debut album Wandipengesa which has been followed by 6 others after that and numerous singles. He has also written songs for some of Zimbabwe’s finest urban groovers.

His music has been featured on Big Brother, an African urban compilation just to mention a few. Nox has recently taken his act to the UK and is soon to make his debut appearance in Australia.

Enock ‘Nox’ Guni

This is what had to say about himself.

What is your government name?

Enock Guni

What do you like to call yourself?

Nox

What is the most ridiculous nickname you have ever had?

Lol people used to call me Marasha in high school (Ellis Robins Boys)

Which side of the bed do you sleep on?

I dont have order, since I sleep alone I sleep diagonally sometimes, for maximum comfort, sometimes I decide kurara kana pasi.

Are you left-handed or right-handed?

I am right handed and im grateful coz(sp) I heard people who are left handed have a shorter life span, dont know how though, i will ask one of my scientist friends and get back to you on that one.

What is your favourite instrument?

I really love the accoustic guitar, mainly because ladies love a man who loves and knows how to play an accoustic

What is the first song you fell in love with?

Mmmmm let me think, I think it was this song from Paul Matavire; can’t remember the title but it has these lyrics, “dai ndirini Adam ndaimbobvunza Mwari kuti ‘for how long had i have been in this orchard as a bachelor..question mark ngaa! what sin did i commit before this woman was created, check my records!! hahahahaha

Best concert you have ever been to?

I have been to Usher’s concert at the Dome!!! mind blowing

Of the songs you have written which one is your favourite?

I used to love Ini Ndada, but I think my new song “WHATSAPP” is now my favourite

How do you deal with groupies?

Honestly I try as much as possible to avoid them, but sometimes I fail, semunhu wenyama.

How excited were you when the first groupie hollered at you?

I was shocked, I thot it could have been a mistake that they identified me… That was after my first hit song IWE MARIA… These to security guards were walking singing along to it when they saw me they were like, “haaaaa iwe, haasiriye mupfanha wacho here uyu?” — [editor’s note —  security guards were groupies?]

Where is Zimbabwean music going?

I think its going to be recognized very soon. only if we stop hating on each other and help each other because we are all fighting for the same movement, to put our country on the world music map.

Where is your music going?

Give me a few months from now, the whole of Africa will know who I am and what I am about.

What do you want to be remembered for?

For taking Zim urban music to the world; for making sure Zim artists are counted in the same bracket with Chris Brown, Justin Bieber & Rihanna.