RECORD PRODUCER – ARTIST BIOGRAPHY
Nyararai Mazango, also known as F.T.R, is a music producer & recording artist who was born in Harare, Zimbabwe in 1984. He found his best method of self-expression was music at the tender age of seven.
His first introduction to music production came in 1999 when he teamed up with his neighbourhood friends who had started their own home recording studio, which later became an indie recording label.
Upon observing their composing and recording sessions as an apprentice, F.T.R took to music production and soon had his own tracks and features with all the stable artists. In 2002, after years of apprenticeship and self-teaching he took the more permanent roles of producer, recording artist and sound engineer.
In the years that followed, F.T.R pursued music production more urgently as he found his passion more drawn to composing instrumentals and song writing. Through this he worked with various local award winning artists such as Cindy Munyavi, Sanii Makhalima, Tia and Sniper Storm. With the arsenal of an indie recording label at his disposal, his productions helped several local artists achieve their debut and sophomore albums.
In 2006, through his numerous collaborations, he managed to share the stage with MC Chita in his capacity as a rap artist, in the country’s biggest music exhibition, the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA).
In 2007 to 2008 he worked with two AngolanHip-Hop artists, Casa-Nova and Vanilla to produce their debut albums which were on rotation in Luanda, Angola.
In late 2008, he was contracted by Cr8iveNest Entertainment, South Africa to produce a 12 Track R'n'B album for Portia ‘TIA’ Njazi.
In the year 2010, he was contracted by Clips Entertainment's: Bass Camp Studios, in Rivonia,South Africa as their Executive Producer.
In early 2011, F.T.R was contracted by TIA MUSIC WORLD to produce Portia ‘TIA’ Njazi’s second album entitled
'' Euphoria ''.
In the year 2012, F.T.R collaborated with Zimbabwean renowned rap artist Synik and co-produced his Zim Hip-Hop Award Winning ‘’Syn-City’’ album. F.T.R was also nominated for the producer of the year award, in the same above mentioned award ceremony.
In 2013, F.T.R collaborated with UK based songwriter Taploe Johnson to produce a full R’n’B Album entitled, “Touch And Go” which is available on Amazon.com and iTunes.
In 2014 after releasing an EP and numerous radio singles in his capacity as a rap artist, F.T.R shared the stage with Abnorm to perform at Magamba Networks’ SHOKO Festival.
In April 2015, F.T.R upon being invited, attended Next Level USA, a hip-hop artist residency headed by the University of North Carolina in collaboration with US Department of State. He was chosen as one of two artists to represent Africa with four other participants from around the world.
F.T.R currently runs his own indie record production label,"BlowHard Records". His productions are mainly Hip-hop oriented but also include, R'n'B, Pop and Afro fusions.
He is currently working with recording artists to further their careers and advance the African music industry towards an International platform.
Contact Details: Email: Nyari.email@example.com
Social Media: www.facebook.com/ftrftrftr
Music Webpage: www.reverbnation.com/ftr