Audius Mtawarira

Harare, Zimbabwe
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Audius Mtawarira is amongst the pioneers of urban grooves music in Zimbabwe. He was born on 1 January 1977 in Harare. He has been based in Sydney, Australia but came back home following the death of his father. Besides singing, he is also a producer and composer. He attended Peterhouse Boys High School where he was part of the choir and played the drums. After high school, he pursued his education and enrolled for an undergraduate degree in Perth, Australia. While at university, he began writing and producing music. He became internationally recognized after writing and producing songs for renowned artists such as Flo Rida, Ludacris, Stan Walker and Jessica Mauboy.

In 2002, he produced Selwyn's album ‘Meant To Be’. In 2003 he produced a single ‘Born to Try’. The son won the Single of the Year category at the 2003 ARIA Music Awards. He also won the Best Urban Grooves (Male) category at the 2003 Zimbabwe Music Awards. As a solo artist, he has to date released four albums namely'Audius' (2002), 'Ever After' (2003), 'Music and Me' (2005) and 'Day Like This' (2008). In 2008, he produced Jessica Mauboy's new album ‘Been Waiting’ and co-wrote her single titled ‘Running Back’.

In 2004, he produced Australian Idol contestant Paulini's debut album titled ‘One Determined Heart’. The album featured a song called ‘Angel Eyes’. In 2005 he assisted in writing fellow-Idol contestant Ricki-Lee Coulter's ‘Hell No!’ and produced majority of her album. His popularity as a producer prompted him to establish his studio called The Sound Academy studios: He also came up with a record label called Blindfaith Entertainment. He also owns a fashion label called Shona Clothing.

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