“What is real will prosper”
Meet our Spotlight Abraham Lupwishi, known creatively as Denim Woods. It is almost impossible to conceive the fact that , when he first arrived in Zimbabwe he could not speak a single word of English. Fast forward a few years later, the Democratic republic of Congo born creative, does more than just speak English fluently ; he now raps flawlessly in his adopted language.
Hiphop has not only given him a voice, it has also seen the emerging rapper ascend rapidly within the genre’s community of demanding connoisseurs. How could he not connect? After all denim woods was drawing on his experiences as an “outcast” to pen tracks that resonate with any young person’s young struggles to fit in. While simultaneously defining a personal identity. From acing impromptu lunchtime battles at school. To internalizing his brother’s vast HipHop music collection all the way to releasing on SoundCloud his first track titled “what they want” and eventually collaborating with respected producers. Denim woods growing buzz can no longer be ignored.
One of ten Zimbabwean artists selected for inaugural edition of Empawa Africa, a continental-wide initiative spearheaded by Nigerian Afro beats icon Mr Eazi, to identity and nurture Africa’s next generation of talent.
The young sensation has also performed at the 9th edition of the Zim hip hop awards 2019 sharing the stage with Union 5.
In 2019, Denim woods partnered with Kosha management in a career move that is seeing him invest more in building an international digital and content brand that resonates strongly with his growing audience.
With new projects lined up for release from 2020 including but not limited to a nation wide tour, diaspora theater tour, and some international collaborations; old and new fans alike will be treated to great new heights for this young and energetic superstar .