In the language of the Shona people, an African tribe in Zimbabwe, ‘hona’ means ‘check this out’. Well, that forms the inspiration for EyeAmi‘s new song, “Hona”. EyeAmi is a Toronto, Canada-based, Zimbabwean artist who was born Lewis Tapiwa Manyenya in Harare. The 26-year-old aspires to represent his Zimbabwean heritage in Toronto and this is the first song towards that end. Produced by EreQBeats and mix/mastered by Niko Hook, “Hona” combines elements of Kwaito, Afrohouse and hip-hop, giving it a sweet-flavour.
EyeAmi is gearing towards the release of his Who Are You project and “Hona” is a perfect precursor to that forthcoming record.