I Wanted To Be A Footballer: Freeman

By Tinashe Karimazondo
Popular Zimdancehall chanter Freeman real name Sylvester Chizanga said his dream was to become a footballer. 
In an exclusive interview with Star Fm’s Erica,  Freeman said he was passionate about football and when he realized it was not paying off then he started music
” l even played soccer for some teams in division one but it was not paying off then l went to music,” he said.
“l am a huge soccer addict and today (Sunday) l am going to play soccer with my friends  the likes of King Shaddy a fellow musician.”
Turning to his musical career, Freeman said his first song was a dedication to a girl he loved; Tariro.
”My first song was Tariro which l wrote for a girl whom l loved the most during those days, even if l noticed that she was not intrested in  me thought,” he said.
Freeman became a household name when he dropped the single Joina City which made the chanter an overnight star.
He went on to release other hits such as Shaina Mwana Iwe, Doctor wemagitare and Patichaita Mari.
Freeman has performed overseas in the United Kingdom alongside other Zimbabwean artists.
In 2019, Freeman worked with Sungura musician, Alick Macheso on the song Ngaibake which became quite popular.
Robert Tapfumaneyi