Rudo Amor is a God loving woman who expresses herself through music, work and just being there for those around her. She’s got a quirky sense of humour which she’s not afraid to show.
How did you get into music?
I’ve always loved music and singing especially coming from a family of worshippers, so it was natural for me to join the worship team at church. I started my classical training at primary school through to high school where I performed as a soloist.
Of all your songs so far which one is your favourite?
The one I’m yet to write. Kiki I believe that my greatest song is still yet to born.
What do you hope people will take away from listening to your music?
My biggest desire is to help people heal and bring joy. This world can sometimes rip you up and I hope my music soothes the soul.
What is your process when coming up with a new song?
Oddly enough I’ve written most of my songs in the kitchen while making supper! Sometimes a melody will come, and I’ll record it with my phone and add lyrics. At other times when I get instrumentals sent to me, I will listen to them a number of times to get into the mood of the song then lyrics and melody come.
How would you describe your sound as an artist?
Soul and Jazz are fused into my sound. Although I will be releasing my first soul E.P end of November. I love soul and I hope that this E.P will influence more local producers to produce this beautiful genre.
What have been the highs and lows of your career?
One of my highs are the times when after performing an audience member tells me how I moved them. I also loved working and performing on stages with Rebecca Malope, Takesure Zamar. I also enjoyed my time on the ramp and Photo shoots working with Edgars and many regional designers and the connections I made.
My definite lows of my career would be the unspoken disrespect I’ve endured with some producers. It’s painful to have a passion to record and for a producer to sabotage your recording sessions because you have rejected his advances. I hope though that I can help other women be strong enough to stand their ground in this male dominated local industry.
Where do you get the inspiration for your music?
God has been my biggest inspiration. Most of the songs I’ve written have been inspired after our sessions together just talking or me just listening to Him in my heart. Nature also inspires me and cooking, there’s just something about how these things feed my soul.
Who are your musical heroes?
Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Tori Kelly, Abby Choto, Lira, Prudence,..okay I could go on and on.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
Life has taught me it is resilience that makes you conquer and to be brave even in the face of the giants.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on two singles, one is being produced by DipSoft from South Africa and the other song is being produced by JustPercyLegit from Zimbabwe. And I’ll be recording more songs primarily in South Africa for my E.P.
Where would be your dream place to perform your music?
My dream places would be Madison Square Garden in New York and Sydney Opera House in Australia.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
Gosh a song about love and how love overcomes all things and still remains pure and sweet and untainted.
What is your favourite thing about being Zimbabwean?
We are such fighters. We just never give up, we always make a plan.
How would you like to be remembered?
I would like people to remember me and smile because I somehow brought sunshine and hope to their lives.
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